Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Tour Update

In my mind, I have this vision of Barack Obama, our commander-in-chief, knocking on the door , and after being allowed into the cockpit he leans over the back of the captain's seat and says, "Whaddya say we drop in on the guys over in Iraq?"
"Are you sure, sir? Are they expecting you?"
"No, but wouldn't it be a gas just to drop this bucket right down into Baghdad, unannounced?"
"Well, sure it would, but what about security?"
"Are you kidding? We're landing in one of the most secure spots on the globe. I'll be surrounded by a hundred and forty thousand heavily armed Americans. What could go wrong?"
"All right sir, if you say so." And with that, Air Force One makes a big, banking turn south and heads on into Iraq.
Of course, that kind of crazy, spur-of-the-moment kind of thing only happens when Harrison Ford is on board, but it was still nice to hear what President Obama had to say when he got to Baghdad. "It is time for us to transition to the Iraqis," he said as an estimated six hundred troops cheered. "They need to take responsibility for their country."
"I love you," someone in the crowd shouted out. "I love you back," the President replied. Nobody threw any shoes. As long as he's got the plane out of the hangar, maybe he and the wife will pop on over to Tulsa to check out tonight's Bruce Springsteen show.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

My friend's son is a marine and was stationed in Hawaii, waiting to go to Iraq last December. During Xmas dinner, Pres-Elect Obama joined the boys and sat right next to him. Very populist and totally cool, I thought.