Chants, Grunts Greet Laura Bush in Afghanistan
If there was a moment at which Mrs. Bush appeared in danger of her life, it was her visit to the military base in Bamiyan that is home to a contingent of forces from New Zealand.Read his full account of the trip here, or click below to watch a video of the aforementioned encounter.
They performed a "Haka" warrior's dance, in which they angrily chant, grunt, shake their fists, pound their chests, stick out there tongues and make threatening advances. One soldier approached Mrs. Bush wielding a spear.
Clearly her Secret Service knew what to expect and did nothing to stop the performance, but Mrs. Bush conceded later it looked menacing.
Interestingly enough, CBS News correspondent Hari Sreenivasan has reported on the Haka, and how it's sweeping the gridiron of American high school football. You can watch his excellent report
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