"I think Barack knew that he had God-given talents that were extraordinary. He knows exactly how smart he is...He knows how perceptive hs is. He knows what a good reader of people he is. And he knows that he has the ability -- the extraordinary, uncanny ability -- to take a thousand different perspectives, digest them, and make sense out of them, and I think he has never been really challenged intellectually." --Valerie Jarret
Thursday, May 08, 2008
Stuck at BIAP in a sand storm
Troops walking to chow hall at Baghdad International Airport (BIAP). We were stuck there for two days waiting out a sand storm. A Danish officer snoozing. His colleague suggested I label the photo "a homeless person at BIAP".