Thursday, December 07, 2006

On a Lighter Note . . .

Last night, at about 2145, a voice came over the Embassy loudspeaker telling everybody to stay in the Palace, that it was not safe to go outside.

Was it because of another rocket attack? . . . Was the Mahdi Army finally launching the long threatened assault on the IZ?


It was because of the "extraordinarily high volume" of celebratory gunfire throughout Baghdad. Apparently, last night the Iraqi men's soccer team defeated Malaysia 4-0 to advance to the quarterfinals of the Asian Games. On Saturday they play Uzbekhistan.

The "All Clear" was given after about 30 minutes, but I will be sure to sleep in my body armor if they win on Saturday as well.