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George Bush is Attacked by Shoe

Posted on: December 15, 2008 11:44 pm
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Yesterday President Bush was giving a speech in Iraq, when a reporter took off his shoe and through it at him. Luckily for the President, he was able to dodge it. Throwing a shoe in Iraq custom is one of the worst insults possible. It means you think someone is lower than dirt. Let me make one thing clear - I am a moderate democrat and have disagreed with many of Bush's polices. I am happy to see him coming to the end of his term. Despite this, my first emotion when hearing this story was surprisingly - anger. Hate him or love him, Bush is the President of the United States and thus - the international figure head of our country. Despite his flaws he is an American through and through and I honestly believes he loves this country. As a citizen I would still put my life on the line to protect him. Everyone blames him for the mess in Iraq, but if people think back to post 9/11 hysteria - everyone was looking for someone to lash out at. We pushed for this year whether we want to admit it or not. This was not entirely his fault. I can't help wonder what the reaction would have been if it was President-elect Obama who had a shoe thrown at him. I don't think as many Americans would be joking about this incident then. I know we have made a mess in Iraq and that half the population despises us. We are responsible for our actions and probably deserve repercussions. Regardless, throwing a shoe was not and is never the correct course of action. For all those who are calling for this reporter's freedom, understand this - no matter who you are, you cannot expect to attack the President of any country and get off with a slap on the wrist.

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Category: General
Tags: Bush, Iraq, Obama, Shoe
 
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Since: Dec 14, 2008
Posted on: December 16, 2008 3:39 am
 

George Bush is Attacked by Shoe

LOL. Seeing the smirk on GWB's face after dodging the flying shoe was priceless. In this country it is like hurling a bag of human pooh at him. I was suprised Bush could move that fast. I'm glad that his time in office is coming to an end. Over all the incedent didn't upset me as much as it made me giggle. If he would have got hittin by the shoe it would be a different story.


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