14 December 2008

Welcome Back to Baghdad

President George W Bush made a surprise trip to Baghdad today. He received an unusual 'welcome' from one of the journalists covering his press conference.


  1. Psalms 60:8, speaking of some of the traditional enemies of Judah, says that "Moab is my washpot; over Edom will I cast out my shoe...."

    The shoe represents the lowest part of the body (the foot) and displaying or throwing a shoe at someone or something in Arab cultures denotes that the person or thing is "beneath them."

  2. Very astute connection you made there. Thanks!


Anonymous comments will only be accepted with an attached name, pseudonym, or initials - some identifier that allows the readers to differentiate between anonymous posters.