Wednesday, March 19, 2003
George W. Bush orders a barrage of missiles launched on specific targets in Baghdad, thus beginning Gulf War Part Deuce.
This is the account of a humble, albeit devastatingly charming, opinions columnist during the first 24 hours of these historic events.
I am in my apartment kicking it up a notch on some pasta, when Dan Rather pops up on television to tell the world we have just bombed Iraq. White House Press Secretary Ari Fleischer then holds a short conference informing us that our Supreme Court-elected president is going to address the country at 10:15 p.m., Eastern time. Horrified, I drop a fork on the floor as terror hits me harder than an Ike Turner bitch slap.