It's an amazing album.
8 tracks of perfection. I may try to write something on the plane ride home later this morning.
I just love it.
Let's talk Iraq for a brief bit. A Guardian article announces in the headline "Iraq close to forming new goverment." I'm leaving out the author because they don't generally write the headlines.
How stupid are journalists?
It's seven months and today (Friday) there was the announcement that the Shi'ite alliance had agreed on Nouri. (A) We've been there before. (B) They still don't have the votes.
Now some Kurds may side with them or some other non-Shi'ite blocs. They don't need many seats.
But that hasn't happened yet. And even if/when it does, other things need to take place.
When it's gone on for seven months with repeated announcements of how Iraq's going to have a government any second now and none's ever come about, it's really past time for journalists to get a sense of perspective.
There is none on Iraq. Supposed trained journalists are so gullible.
Closing with C.I.'s "Iraq snapshot:"