Ok, for starters, "Tolerance" doesn't generally involve depicting someone you don't like as a bloodthirsty vampire. For some reason, this motif seems to appear quite often in the Arab world, though. Check out this poster of Condoleeza Rice. It's not her best pose, I'd say.
But what really strikes me as odd with this photograph, is that it purports to be an ambulance. Are there many ambulances in the Middle East which are the front-end of a Mercedes Benz grafted to what appears to be the back of a Land Rover? I haven't seen any of these models in the Red Cross inventory... While it's possible that this is some private medical company's ambulance, it's more likely that the car has been placed there, poster and all, as a shameless propaganda stunt. (Correction: This ambulance is totally normal. I'm the one that needs to be examined here, as I seem to have Sillius Gooseitis. All in a day's work here at Rancho Kooko!)
They could've at least gotten a picture of Condoleeza smiling.
UPDATE 28-AUG-2006 14:23 EST: Apparently, our little Condi poster is a travelling road show. It seems to have made an appearance in Beirut shortly after Kofi Annan walked through. I'm sure he stopped by and autographed it at some point, the terrorist lover he is. One thing that is interesting about the posterâ€”So far, it's only showing up in FAUXtographs taken by the Associated Press' Matt Dunham. Coincidence? I doubt it. I'm sure ol' Matt has plenty of copies of that poster in his personal luggage to hand out to all of the Hezzies that want it.
Does this make the gentleman with the flip-flop (yes, the tired old Arab insultâ€”I'm sure Condi is totally offended over here) on her face a "Hezbian?"
I can keep the puns a-comin' all day here, folks.
UPDATE 29-AUG-2006 09:19 EST: It seems that CounterTerrorism Blog has found some information that illustrates how orchestrated the "spontaneous" pro-Hezbullah demonstrations were when Kofi came through Beirut. I'm shocked, SHOCKED, I tell you.
UPDATE 22:03 EST: Reader Anna from Myrtus notes that I'm totally incorrect on the ambulance, and informs us that this is a known Mercedes-Benz model. This goes to show why you, the Reader, are so important to me. I've barely got two legs to stand on my own with, what with my credibility in tatters and all. Thanks for keeping me honest there, Anna!
Curses, foiled again!