Unpopularity for Bush at Size 10

. Monday, December 15

A surprise and in secret, President Bush took a trip to Iraq to boast of his accomplishments there. Whatever it was that he said, it infuriated an Iraqi journalist, Muntadar al-Zeidi, who threw both of his size 10 shoes at Bush. He yelled, "This is a farewell kiss, you dog. This is from the widows, the orphans and those who were killed in Iraq." Iraqi TV has aired the incident over and over today, with the result of people taking to the streets to chant, "Bush, Bush, listen well: Two shoes on your head." In Iraq, to throw shoes at someone is a grave insult and show of contempt. Iraq Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki seems less than surprised, and watched as his guards wrangled and hauled the reporter off for questioning, leaving a trail of blood on the floor.

Leave it to the commander in chief to put the remaining 150,000 soldiers in Iraq at risk by increasing tension. This 'farewell tour' was yet another Bush blunder. His response, "I'm good at ducking."

4 comments:

PaulsHealthblog.com said...

I would like to have seen this reporter throw his shoes at Sadam Hussein - and live to tell about it.

Theresa Komor said...

Yeah, that would never happen!

But, I also think it's wise to learn at least some of the customs/culture of a foreign country before you visit. "I'm good at ducking" doesn't quite cover the magnitude here...

The Commentator said...

Seriously, that's a good ironic point. He had the freedom to throw a shoe at the most powerful man in the world and live to tell about it.

Theresa Komor said...

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