Jag Bombs over Baghdad! Liquor stores return to Baghdad
The LA Times reports that liquor stores have returned to the war-torn town. As a purveyor of wines and spirits myself, I have to say that I tip my hat to those brave souls who are providing the valuable service. I'm not sure what Iraqi men & women drink, but I hope this is a sign that more secular forces are again rising to quench the demands of a thirsty public.
Judging by this quote of this Iraqi construction worker, some are already developing a demand for a Baghdad chapter of AA:
"The situation is now better than before -- I carry the alcohol in a black plastic bag and no one cares what I have in the plastic bag," the 47-year-old said. "I always drink, even at my work, at home at night, and even in the morning. I will never stop until the Judgment Day."
Dear Lord. I guess as the saying goes, "you can't drink all day if you don't start at breakfast."