I personally had a great day yesterday. I can drink small amounts again and eat the equivalent of baby food – but after a month that’s huge progress. I had two lovely nurses take me for a walk outside which was emotionally wonderful – I can’t thank them enough. There’s pictures on FB of the jailbreak.
But yesterday was also a terrible day. I’ve been a student of US foreign policy for all of my life and I can’t think of a more poorly conceived, wrong-headed, badly decided move by a US president since just after WWI – and we know how that turned out. The Marshall Plan, NATO, collective defense and economic development, all have been led by a morally committed and internationally engaged United States. Yesterday we retreated from that leadership role and I don’t know how or if we ever get it back.