5:17 a.m. Local Time
Somewhere Over Iraq
We are flying over Iraq and I am looking out my little porthole and watching the sun rise from 30,000 feet. Black earth with the occasional light ing is below me. In the distance, I can see red/orange as a bright line against the blackness. Then, the color of fire slowly fades into yellows, greens and blues. It is stunning.
It is also very surreal and strangely peaceful. I guess because of what I know that is happening in the blackness, in Iraq.
I must admit, this is my first vision of Iraq and it is not what I expected. I guess . . . if the world were so simple. Sadly, it is not.
I expect to land soon in Kuwait. And on to another day.