Tuesday, August 24, 2004
:: I found this cartoon in New Sabah; the sign on the ground says (Al-Alawee Garage) which is one of the largest garages in Baghdad and people go there to hire a taxi or get in a bus to travel for another area inside Baghdad or to other provinces also.
A driver on short-distance lines usually asks passers-by (when he still has vacant seats on the bus) to see if they want to go in the same direction of his line so he can fill the vacant seats.
In this cartoon the driver is talking to a passerby asking him to which (fedraliyah) he is traveling; (fedraliyah is the word used in Iraq to describe the part of the federal state formed by a 2 or 3 provinces).
I guess western readers will find some difficulty in understanding what this cartoon means but I’m sure Iraqi readers will find it funny.