Iraqi Journalst Throws Shoes at President Bush

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    Dec 14, 2008 8:54 PM GMT
    Gentlemen, your moment of Zen:


  • styrgan

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    Dec 14, 2008 9:29 PM GMT
    Your lack of respect for our president and other cultures is appalling..

    Don't you know, MZ?

    In Iraqi culture, that's how they greet liberators...

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    Dec 14, 2008 9:41 PM GMT
    WOW, president Bush has some pretty good reflex skills. I mean he's WAY better at dodging shoes than being president. I think he has a shot at Dodgeball.
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    Dec 14, 2008 9:49 PM GMT
    In Islamic culture, the shoe is considered a low thing, because of its contact with the dirty ground. Westerners have to learn not to sit with crossed legs in Muslim countries, in a way that might expose their shoe soles to others, which is considered insulting.

    The journalist could have thrown many objects at Bush, but his shoes were especially symbolic of great disrespect. This would not be lost on Iraqis and other Muslims.
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    Dec 14, 2008 10:13 PM GMT
    Red_Vespa saidIn Islamic culture, the shoe is considered a low thing, because of its contact with the dirty ground. Westerners have to learn not to sit with crossed legs in Muslim countries, in a way that might expose their shoe soles to others, which is considered insulting.


    And Middle Easterners have to learn not to blow themselves up in public places, as that is considered insulting to the West.
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    Dec 14, 2008 10:33 PM GMT
    Appropriate, because W is such a HEEL!!!
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    Dec 14, 2008 10:34 PM GMT
    styrgan said
    In Iraqi culture, that's how they greet liberators...


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    Dec 15, 2008 3:19 AM GMT
    Through ganja.com I won a tour of George's garden, he showed me tricks with the grow lamps to boost production by 7%. Afterward we played darts and lit up some phatties.

    He's a great guy, even when sans shoes.
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    Dec 15, 2008 3:23 PM GMT
    At the risk of completely misinterpreting this, it seems to me that throwing a shoe is an improvement over a more violent expression of dissent. Perhaps in time, unhappy Iraqis will take to writing strongly worded letters. It almost carries a hint of vindication for Bush.
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    Dec 15, 2008 3:32 PM GMT
    jakebenson said
    Red_Vespa saidIn Islamic culture, the shoe is considered a low thing, because of its contact with the dirty ground. Westerners have to learn not to sit with crossed legs in Muslim countries, in a way that might expose their shoe soles to others, which is considered insulting.


    And Middle Easterners have to learn not to blow themselves up in public places, as that is considered insulting to the West.


    Actually they can all blow themselves up for all I care. I'm only insulted when they take some innocent Westerners with them.
  • HndsmKansan

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    Dec 15, 2008 3:57 PM GMT
    Personally I thought it was kind of pathetic. Bush as an individual may deserve it, but he is President of this country and the behavior toward the President was disrespectful of the United States.. and that was what was intended by this individual. I hope he got thrown out....minus his shoes.
  • Laurence

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    Dec 15, 2008 5:00 PM GMT
    I also found it kinda of pathetic.

    Couldn't he have thrown eggs or something messy, or at least managed to land one on Bush's thick skull.

    These protesters should up their game a bit I reckon.

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    Dec 15, 2008 9:53 PM GMT
    All I know that he must of gotten in trouble alot as a kid. Cuz he sure knows how to dodge a flying shoe.icon_lol.gif
  • esputniko

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    Dec 15, 2008 9:57 PM GMT
    Take a look at this:


    http://www.kroma.no/2008/bushgame/

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    Dec 15, 2008 10:14 PM GMT
    If, as one of the most powerful countries in the world, the US could not take disrespect, then it's in a wrong position in our world. In a normal setting, the powerful can expect to be heckled and humbled; in a setting where the powerful has invaded and occupies a country (on widely known to be false intelligence, as the UN continued to point out), it should expect and deserves a whole lot more shit.

    You want to look at disrespect, check out Iranian President Ahmadinejad's "welcoming" at Columbia Univeristy. That, though in many ways deserved, was a far worse breach of protocol.

    HndsmKansan saidPersonally I thought it was kind of pathetic. Bush as an individual may deserve it, but he is President of this country and the behavior toward the President was disrespectful of the United States.. and that was what was intended by this individual. I hope he got thrown out....minus his shoes.
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    Dec 16, 2008 2:05 AM GMT
    NickoftheNorth saidIf, as one of the most powerful countries in the world, the US could not take disrespect, then it's in a wrong position in our world. In a normal setting, the powerful can expect to be heckled and humbled; in a setting where the powerful has invaded and occupies a country (on widely known to be false intelligence, as the UN continued to point out), it should expect and deserves a whole lot more shit.


    They're taking the China Superpower model nowadays. icon_razz.gif
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    Dec 16, 2008 2:13 AM GMT
    Finally, the president's true character finally emerges: "DUCK!"