Michelle Obama has said that “For the first time in my adult lifetime, I am really proud of my country,” she told a Milwaukee crowd today, “and not just because Barack has done well, but because I think people are hungry for change.”
I notice this at the same time that National Geographic channel is running "Inside 9/11 Zero Hour." One of the survivors of the North Tower was recalling as he went down the stairs, he met a fireman going up. He said "I looked into his eyes, and I knew that I was going down, and I saw that he knew he was going up. And he didn't miss a G_d D_mned step."
If that fireman was the only thing that this country ever produced, (which he is but one of many) this is still a country to be proud of.