Friday, March 24, 2006

Progress in the Middle East?

Sorting through the mail at work one day about 5 years ago, I came across a letter from Iraq. On it was a stamp with an image of Saddam Hussein. The picture was surround by a heart shaped garland of flowers. There was writing in Arabic (I don't know what it said), and in English it said "We say yes Saddam!".

A few minutes ago, I was looking at the massive pile of mail and told our clerks to watch out for cool stamps, because you never know what treasures you might find. I glanced through and found a letter from Saudi Arabia. The message on the stamp is "No For Terrorism". Sure, it would be better if it wasn't just rhetoric on Saudi Arabia's part. But if stamps from the Middle East have to contain political messages, I'll pick the latter over the former any day.

1 comment:

Sass said...

Oh I think we should all have slogans on our stamps -- what better way to spread what our country is all about. Of course we'd have to decide what our country is all about first; because, "Canada -- We're not like the Americans" would be enough to put me over the edge.