SANCTIMONIOUS TRITENESS DEBUNKED, PART 2
Among supporters of the war in Iraq I doubt there's a single one who's 'pro-war.' No one wants war, no one likes war....
--right-wing academic David Gelertner at a Yale pro-war rally, 3/26/03
American pilots who bombed Baghdad on Friday spoke of the thrill of a successful attack in the teeth of fierce anti-aircraft fire.
"It was exhilarating," Commander Jeff Penfield said after landing his F/A-18E Super Hornet back on the Abraham Lincoln, which is supporting the U.S.-led invasion force from the Gulf.
"It was all nice and calm in the city," he said. "Once those bombs hit all hell broke loose. I bet we saw 15 SAMs (surface-to-air missiles), about three or four up our way so we had to defend a couple of times.
"What I felt more than anything was exhilaration."...