Skip to comments.Afghan spends year making rug for Bush
Posted on 07/17/2006 6:48:24 PM PDT by freedom44
MARION, Ill., July 17 (UPI) -- An elderly Afghan man spent a year making a rug and an Illinois military reservist is trying to get it to its intended recipient -- U.S. President George Bush.
Lt. Col. Grayson Giles told The Southern newspaper in Illinois that he was given the rug by a Kabul merchant, who was acting as an intermediary for the Hazara man who had made it.
"I think they were under the mistaken impression that I had all sorts of access to the president, but I told them I would do my best -- that I would get it to him one way or another," Giles said.
The rug, which mixes Christian and Muslim imagery, shows Bush wearing religious vestments, standing at a podium bearing the Great Seal of the United States and flanked by two U.S. flags. The rug also has a picture of Ahmad Shag Masud, the "lion of Panshir," a Northern Alliance leader who was assassinated in 2001.
How absolutely wonderful. Any pic available of the rug?
Maybe I shhould check the link. :)
Wow. I wanna see that rug.
Unfortunately no pic. I would like to see it as well.
Yep, I looked. No pic.
How nice of the elderly man. I hope it gets to POTUS.
That's nice. The left has been busy making a noose at the same time.
Mark is legendary commodities trader who grew up in Afghanistan where his parents were missionaries.
It's a great book all around, but he tells a story about a local there he visited after he had grown up and made it big. I think the local remembered his parents, and welcomed the American millionaire into his mud-floored hut with a grace and honor that laid the author low.
It was a very touching scene, and an insight into local lore and the predicament of the Afghan peasant that you just won't get from CNN.
Wow. Amazing work.
...and thanks for the pic
I hope it gets to Pres. Bush and that someone finally gets a photo out.
Wow! Awesome. Thanks
WOW -- it's a beauty.
oh, my that imagery is probably prophetic. wow.
Wow, one just wishes something one moment and the next, there it is! Thanks for posting it.
Thank you. It sounds like a book I will enjoy.
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