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Born at the Crest of the Empire

Monday, September 03, 2007

Picture of the Day - 2

This picture is so interesting to me.

(President Bush shakes hands with Sheikh Abdul Sattar, an Iraqi tribal leader, during a meeting with tribal leaders at Al-Asad Airbase in Anbar province, Iraq, Monday, Sept. 3, 2007. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak))

1) Is the President of the United States smiling as he shakes hands with "tribal leaders" who were killing US forces in May?

2) Think about this from the Sheikh's side. This photo endangers him, his family, and his position. What does he get for this photo? (Look at the discomfort in his face.)


  • expect major violence tomorrow...

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 3:23 PM  

  • interesting one.

    By Anonymous michael greenwell, at 3:48 PM  

  • Anon, I never know. I do hope that Sheik has good security, though.

    The other question, I guess, is did that sheik know they were going to take that picture of him.

    By Blogger mikevotes, at 3:56 PM  

  • The sheik probably isn't very experienced in media relations so he doesn't realize he's just been used for a photo op. Hopefully he can afford good security.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 6:29 PM  

  • Oh, he knows what a picture with the Americans means, and he's in a picture shaking hands with the king.

    By Blogger mikevotes, at 8:53 PM  

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