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June 05, 2007


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Syd Webb

Find another metaphor!

But, you know, there are still half a dozen big damn Crusader castles scattered across Jordan and Syria. And most of them sit on hilltops and can be seen a long, long way off.

A random 5:00am thought. Travelling in our minds to the year 2807 what will people make of the new US embassy in Baghdad, assuming it is preserved for the next eight centuries? Will it be part of another metaphor?

These questions are, of course, unanswerable in a definitive sense. But we certainly have an opportunity to create some of the traditions of future centuries, for good and ill.

BTW Doug, thanks for all your Jordan posts.

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