No, really. He wants to go. He's even got a Kickstarter project up and everything:
Rall is looking to raise $25,000 over the next 88 days. A $10 pledge gets you regular Internet updates from Rall while he's overseas. $50 gets you a copy of the book, and so forth, up to $5,000 which, if you pony up, will get you dinner on the town in New York City on Rall's dime, plus the eventual book and original art.