Cross-Cultural Communication While In Iraq

Rolf Potts’ over at Vagabonding has a blurb on the
Iraq Culture Smart Cards seen here. 
These nifty little pocket guides are given out to the servicemen over in Iraq to
familiarize them with some basic information like religion, clothes, social structure, history, customs, and
understanding Arabic names.  Though many of us probably aren’t planning any travel over to the country anytime too
soon, it’s nice to see what kind of tools are being given to the guys and gals over there fighting and/or
communicating.  In any case the cards packed with easy to understand information for the interested. 
Rolf seems to think they’re a good idea too.