Via US Embassy Uganda/Flickr (reader submitted):
Here’s our imagined conversation on this one:
U.S. official in white shirt: I’m going to pin this U.S. Flag on you.
Karamajong girl: Why?
U.S. official in white shirt: Because it’ll look good on you.
Karamajong girl: Okay, if you must. Is this something my sister and I can eat later?
U.S. official in white shirt: Um, no, this is an American flag pin, a decoration for your dress.
Karamajong girl: A decoration for my dress, yipee… but I have no shoes…
We really hate/hate this photo of a tiny barefoot girl carrying a baby on her back, tolerating a U.S. official pinning a U.S. flag on her. Is this supposed to be an example of our people to people diplomacy in Africa? What are we doing pinning American flags on kids?
We have seen tons of photos posted by our embassies on Flickr and FB but this is one of the few that makes us really want to puke.