Monday, December 15, 2008

I hope the Iraqis realize...


RE: the shoe-throwing incident involving President Bush and an Iraqi journalist:

I read now the 'shoe thrower' is being celebrated as a 'folk-hero'.


Ya know, I wonder how Saddam Hussein would have dealt with someone who threw a shoe at him..?? Or one of his guests..??

I hope to hell the Iraqi people realize just how free they are now.

Unfortunately, I am afraid the irony will be lost on them. Such is the thanks we get for our years of work and our blood shed on their soil.

Thank you very much.


1 comment:

D.B. Echo said...

From the reports I hear, this guy may unofficially be a folk hero, but officially got the crap beaten out of him. And that was just for starters.

I think you know I'm no fan of George W. Bush, but I'm on his side in this cultural conflict. Is it worse that W laughed off the incident and didn't appreciate the cultural relevance of the shoe-throwing, or is it worse that the thrower didn't realize that what he was doing was considered silly and pointless, and was even a joke in the original Austin Powers movie? "Who throws a shoe? Honestly! You fight like a woman!"

(Now, if it were Dr. Isis throwing one of her five-inch-heel jobs, THAT would be serious.)