A few days in the sun must have sounded like a good idea after Coalition UK for call me Dave.
As he enjoyed his world statesman games in Cairo, what did Dave not know? Call him naive or badly advised, but as the Gadaffi's were shooting their own people next door in Libya, some bright spark noticed Dave's travelling companions.
Dave had taken along, on his tour of the Arabian countries, some of the UK's biggest arms dealers and manufacturers. Silly boy!
Next stop, Kuwait, then, Jordan, Saudi Arabia and perhaps a few busy dinners selling England to the Arabs.
Yes, the UK is open for business, no reasonable offer refused.
Who thinks up these ill conceived trips? You can bet your life, Mr Multiband asks him at the next PMQ's if the trip was a wise choice.
Call me Dave has his answer ready, "There we go again, selling the UK short, criticise but no real plans of his own!"
Meanwhile, the Libyan, Mirage jets strafe their own people.