June 28, 2003


"We want troops to be here," said Muhammad S. Jalloh, 18 [of Liberia]. "Americans are our big brothers." {finally somone who likes us!}

The crowd paraded along the street, waving tree branches and singing, "George Bush -- We Liiiiike you."

"He's a world president," Abu Kamara, 26, explained. "He's powerful." {That he is, Abu. }

I suspect much of the world agrees with Abu. Some love America for it, some hate America for it. Even those of us in America sense its true and have the same reactions. Of course, W doesn't run the UN yet. That'll be the day."

To check out the article on liberia, see the Saturday (June 28, 2003) New York Times.