Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Iraq, shoes, and insults

When Bush was the target of an Iraqi journalist's thrown shoes, most of the major TV news outlets called attention to the insulting meaning of the act. Which is true, of course. But perhaps it would have helped to put the act in a political context: when Saddam Hussein's statue was pulled down in the Spring of 2003, Iraqis pounded it with their shoes.

1 comment:

USpace said...

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Dubya got a real kick out of this. In Saddam's day this reporter would have been fed to the plastic shredder, after being forced to watch his wife and daughters get gang-raped.
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absurd thought -
God of the Universe says
Bush was worse than Hitler

and Stalin and Mao
and the Devil combined
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