Monday, March 17, 2003

I'm watching Bush's speech. 48 hours for Saddam and Sons to leave Iraq. Amazing.

I wonder what it feels like to have a superpower tell you that you have 48 hours. He's talking to the people of Iraq; our war is not against you. I feel pride as he promises food, medicine and prosperity. And yet I know, if there is resistence, if this war really comes about, civilians will die.

Are the people of Iraq rejoicing? Are they indignant? Are they gathering their families close, and saying what might be their final goodbyes? What do they say to their children, as they tuck them into bed?