December 14, 2003

A noble emotion

My five year old woke me up at 8:15 or so with the news that Saddam had been captured. It was wonderful news, to say the least. For those interested, you can read about the Kurdish reaction here and here (note that the Kurds seem to be claiming some credit for the capture).

Watching Saddam's oral examination, I rememberd that Borges noted that a collective emotion can be noble (he wrote it on the day of the liberation of Paris in World War II; this is the third time since Sept. 11 that I have found this to be proven true (the first was watching Kabul's men shaving their beards; the second was watching the statues of Saddam come down).

Posted by Ideofact at December 14, 2003 11:59 PM