Monday, March 03, 2003[posted by jaed at 9:48 AM]
Are you coming?
A phone conversation between an Iraqi and his relative in America:
"Do you know when?"I've said before that I don't advocate this battle because of what it will do for the Iraqis but because of what it will do for our safety.
"I'm not sure."
"Are you coming?"
"Yes. I am coming. We will . . . "
"Why are you silent?"
"I'm afraid that you'll be in danger."
"Don't be afraid. We are not afraid. This time is serious."
"I am coming with the American Army."
"Is there a way that we can register our names with the American forces to work with them when they arrive? Will you call my house at the first moment you arrive? I will help."
But god damn, I hope we don't let them down again this time.