Saturday, March 25, 2006
So much for the peak!
So I bought some books, including the next Flashman (Royal Flash). I also bought this week's Economist. As luck would have it, when I came back down the peak it started raining there too. Said screw it, went and had lunch at Dan Ryans in Pacific Place and came back to the room for a nap.
Speaking of the Economist, they have a pretty good Iraq article and retropsective here.
The final paragraph is interesting:
Neither success nor failure is certain, but any improvement will be slow. On a toilet-wall in an American airbase in western Iraq, an American soldier has scrawled his own summary analysis: “We came, we saw, we wasted a year of our lives. At least we got the fuckers to vote.”
The whole article is pretty balanced and well worth the time to read. Got run back out for now. Its stopped raining.