This week, Afghan “President” Hamid Karzai had the happy luck to be having a public press conference with Barack Obama in Washington D.C. just when it was announced that an attack by the American military had killed lots and lots of civilians. Maybe 100 were killed, maybe 200, but who’s counting body parts?
Does the White House protocol team have procedures for the proper way for a President to address the leader of a country where the President’s armed forces have just killed a huge number of civilians? Remind me to look that up on Wikipedia.
Neither Obama nor Karzai were looking very cheery as they appeared, side by side, to speak to the press.
Here’s your caption challenge for this sunny Saturday morning: What do you think Hamid Karzai and Barack Obama were saying at the moment captured in this photograph – or would say, if they were free to truly speak their minds?
Obama: I don’t understand why the military still kills Afghan civilians now that I’ve become President. After all, I speak so glowingly about my new vision for these things…
Karzai: When the American occupation of Afghanistan ends, will my people hang me with a noose, put me in the electric chair, stone me to death, or just leave me in a dungeon to starve?