Monday, December 15, 2008
Bush gets a “farewell kiss” by Iraqi reporter who hurls shoes at him
“This is from the widows, the orphans and those who were killed in Iraq”, shouts angry Iraqi reporter
by Larry Simons
December 14, 2008
During a news conference between President Bush and Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki in Baghdad in his final Iraq visit, an angry Iraqi news reporter hurled both of his shoes at Bush, both missing Bush as he ducked. The reporter was identified as Muntadar al-Zeidi, who is a correspondent for Al-Baghdadiya TV, an Iraqi-owned station based in Cairo, Egypt.
As the reporter threw his shoes, he was heard shouting in Arabic, “This is the farewell kiss you dog….this is from the widows, the orphans and those who were killed in Iraq”, and “This is the end!”
Bush later said, “I didn’t feel the least bit threatened by it”. I guess I could have titled this, “Shoe fly, don’t bother me”. Others have dubbed the incident, “Sole survivor”.
“Where’s Nolan Ryan when you need him?”, was one comment I read on a website.
Other comments condemned the reporter, saying, “This dog should be executed for insulting our President. These Muslims are nothing but barbaric animals”, in which I replied, “Imagine the United States is invaded tomorrow by (fill in the blank), but let’s just say….Canadians. The Canadians said we had WMD’s which we didn’t and it is discovered not soon after the invasion began that the war was all based on one big fucking lie…yet it continued and more Americans were slaughtered in this invasion. In fact, 1 million of us were slaughtered to be exact. You start seeing pictures of decapitated babies, blown up American citizens all being thrown onto trucks to be buried in a big hole and you cried out for it to stop…yet it continued. Now, imagine there are reports issued by the Canadian government that said we never had WMD’s, nor did we ever have the capability of making any nukes and you start putting this puzzle together….that the invasion was just a big fucking front in order to imperialize Canada and for them to secure our oil fields. You begin seeing poll numbers in the news that the popularity of the Canadian president is declining rapidly and that many of Canada’s own citizens even think their president was involved in their worst terror attack ever. Now imagine the Canadian president making a final visit to the USA and he is greeted with respect by our President and they have a news conference where no one is condemning the Canadian president for the 1 million deaths of your fellow citizens. Imagine you are an American news reporter and you despise the Canadian president for the war he started based on lies and the slaughter of your fellow countrymen. Are you trying to tell me you wouldn’t be consumed by immense hatred for this man standing behind a podium talking about how there’s been “progress” in your completely destroyed country?"
This is the hatred that Bush has created around the world.
White House Press Secretary Dana Perino was injured during the melee to apprehend the journalist. It is reported she was hit in the eye with a microphone and has a black eye.
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