Thursday, March 16, 2006
US ambassador to Iraq Zalmay Khalilzad (right) just discovered a new diplomatic tool: the sebha (prayer beads). He was carrying a sebha during a meeting with Iraqi leaders today. The sebha might be a way to appeal to ordinary Iraqis who might view him as another fellow Muslim with a sebha instead of the US ambassador.
Smart move from an excellent diplomat.
So what's next? A beard?