We knew this brand new little fellow -- in a bloggy kind of way -- when he was just a gleam in his papa's eye.
Cybercigars to everyone in the immediate blogosphere in celebration of VodkaPundit's firstborn, seven-pound, ten-ounce Preston Davis Green. A hint at why so many cigars will be required, an excerpt from the proud new father, Steven Green's oeuvre just after he and his new bride, Melissa, returned from their scuba-diving honeymoon, Summer '02:
The United States has no business invading Iraq, toppling Saddam Hussein, or even calling publicly for his ouster. Unless, that is, we mean to do for Iraq in the coming ten years what we did for Germany and Japan in the years following the Second World War.
Here we are, a mere three years later, and Iraqis are squabbling over election results in an orgy of compromise that gives every indication of being the birthing of a democracy, even as Preston Davis Green, having had greatness thrust upon him at an early age, is enjoying the Edenic glory of being the center of the universe until further notice.