just because it came from Iraq..
I find this hilarious. Our new ambassador to Germany was under observation in hospital after he received a parcel from the Embassy of Iraq which he believed contain anthrax powder. Fire engines and hazardous materials experts were called in.
The parcel contained the message “with compliments from the Embassy of Iraq” and had been delivered to his office before he took it home with him at the start of the Muslim fasting month.
It was only on the following day that he felt like a complete dumbass when the Iraqi Embassy cleared up the misunderstanding. It was a complimentary gift of sugar-covered pickles replacing the conventional dates that the embassy normally send to several foreign ministry officials in conjunction with Ramadan every year.