A lot of things he's used to, he's not going to have for a long time.

I'm extremely excited and anxious. I don't know who will be more anxious, me or him.

He thinks he can be an ambassador for democracy around the world. It's admirable, but also agony for a parent.

He thinks girls require too much time, and he has more important things to do. He loves history.

He wanted to see how the people [feel] about democracy and the war in Iraq. When he heard my negative response, he decided to take things in his own hands, I guess.

I'm exhausted. We're all exhausted. We want this to be over with.

He is very idealistic. He has many convictions. He is very pro-democracy, very compassionate, always helping out others, he's very driven. Those are more characteristics of Farris than adventurous. This is the first adventure he's been on.

When he first gets off the plane, I'm going to hug him. Then I'm going to collapse for a few hours, and then we're going to sit down for a long discussion about the consequences.

He's going to lose his autonomy for a while, and his passport for sure.