Sunday, January 13, 2008

Speak Softly and Carry a Big Scimitar?

I went out looking for what our President was up to in the Mideast, and found the picture on the left, snapped at a welcoming ceremony in Manama, Bahrain. (That's Bahrain's king to his right.) While the specifics of that ceremony are a little lost on me, I was reminded of the old quote of Teddy Roosevelt. Since Bahrain is home to the US Fifth Fleet, and Roosevelt's quote was in support of the Navy, I thought you might enjoy the picture.

President Bush is the first American President to visit Bahrain, and the Gulf News has a special edition. The Bahraini "Blogfather," Mahmood, decided to take a poll about the above picture, as the ceremony apparently also includes a song and a dance. With calls for a Youtube video of the event, I am sure someone had a cellphone and will be posting it in due course. Until then, we will have to use our imagination.

Update: Mahmood has some video up!


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