OK, so I have just arrived in Kuwait, and immediately can sense the change in the atmosphere. It’s nice to be around people who are energized by the work that they do. Being surrounded by military people, listening to their conversations, it’s almost impossible not to be motivated about the future. Everybody around me is talking about the latest news from the front, the goings on around the theatre. The capture of the Al Qaeda leader in Pakistan is good news, but they are not sure if it means a lot. Japanese troops are scheduled to withdraw from Iraq, which is good but not good. I mention this because it’s so different from being in the terminal in Atlanta. Here, in a dusty tent in the middle of the Kuwaiti desert, there are 13 TV’s and 12 of them are set to news channels.
Is it so different over here? Life goes on, I understand that, but why is the singing of the national anthem in Spanish such a major issue? Yes, it’s a very strange thing, but then, it’s the American Anthem, and any way you sing it, its still ours right? Yes it should be sung in English, but this is just another form of protest, and they have the right to do so, illegal alien or not.
The Clippers won the first round of the playoffs. That should start a mandatory investigation right away.
Another army soldier has been convicted for making gay porn. No comment.
And here is a gem. 6 out of 10 young Americans were unable to locate Iraq on the map. 1 out of 3 could not locate Louisiana.
Well, with all that is no wonder most Americans are distracted. I don’t know what most Americans are thinking, and apparently, neither do they…