Ahmed al-Jumaili was supposed to be the first experience of an Iraqi in the US of snow. In Texas, which is not really the first state you think of when you think of snow.
For me, snow is a beautiful thing to sled on, make snowpeople with, lay down and make snow angels in. It's a clean and cold rain that stays on the ground.
For Ahmed al-Jumaili, it was what he saw in the minutes before he died. I don't know for what reason he died, but I am very sorry he did, before he ever really knew what fun snow was. Or how nice most of America could be, except that little part that killed him. And that little part is one I repudiate over and over again.