I just happened across today’s issue of USA Today, my first since the war started, and man, I gotta’ say, if America’s reading USA Today, drinking Bud Light, and eating Big Macs, no wonder everyone’s so God damned gung-ho! Man, how fucking optimistic can you get!
Sure, there are photos of shit on fire, but also of smiling soldiers and thumbs-up Iraqis. I find myself thinking, ‘Heck, maybe this whole liberation thing’s pretty cool.’
And maybe it is. Maybe it will work out. I hope so.
Meanwhile, I’m flying to Las Vegas — how free, how liberated is that!?! — in less than twelve hours. Man, gimme’ the sunshine. I need it baaaaad.