It has been wonderful to see the television images of the statue of Saddam tumbling down, and Iraqis celebrating in the streets. I want to think they’re happy and grateful. I want to think the U.S. did something to help them.
I still have serious reservations about the war, especially the way the U.S. went into the war without the support of the U.N. But we did, and now that we’re there, I hope some good comes out of it. It certainly looked good on T.V.
I’ll feel better once the war is over, our troops are back home, and Iraq has a stable government. But today I did feel some hope. For the first time since this began three weeks ago, I caught myself smiling when I watched the news reports. I hope our soldiers are smiling too, enjoying the warm reception they seem to be getting. That has to be a good feeling.