Someone sent us this link to Al Arabiya News on how some in Pakistan are quietly celebrating the re-election of President Obama. I looked all over the place trying to find something that said it was satire or had it’s roots in The Duffel Blog or something, but apparently it’s legitimate news that flag makers in Pakistan are excited that Obama has been re-elected;
Demonstrations against Washington’s program of missile strikes against suspected Al-Qaeda and Taliban militants are common in Pakistan, and no protest is complete without a Stars and Stripes being sent up in flames.
Nadeem Shah, the owner of a flag business in Rawalpindi, the twin city of the capital Islamabad, said he expected more drone strikes — and more protests.
“Of course Obama has become stronger now and he will push his policies harder and there will be more drone strikes because he himself is stronger now,” Shah told AFP.
“When the drone strikes increase the protests against these strikes will also increase in Pakistan and it can have an impact on the flags and poster business.”
Pakistan’s flag industry enjoyed a boom in September when a U.S.-made anti-Islam film sparked weeks of demonstrations, almost all lit up with “Old Glory” being burned.
So there you go – more jobs for Pakistanis. I’m sure this administration can add this into Labor Department numbers somehow.