Bush receives a taste of what Iraqis truly feel


There is no need to define what throwing a shoe means in the Arab culture, I think it’s self explanatory to humans in general.

During a press conference with Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, Bush received a taste of the immense resentment many Iraqis feel toward his policies: Just after Bush finished his remarks and said “Thank you” in Arabic, an Iraqi journalist took off his shoes and hurled them both at Bush, one after the other, “This is a gift from the Iraqis, this is the farewell kiss, you dog,” yelled Muntazer al-Zaidi, from the Cairo-based Al-Baghdadia channel. Interesting farewell by the Iraqis as Bush leaves office in January.


7 Responses to “Bush receives a taste of what Iraqis truly feel”

  1. 1 Ash

    I did think this is what would happen… People would try to confuse this insult with the American President, rather than with Bush as a person. Of course everyone would ‘prfusely apologize’ if this were to happen to a visiting head of state. But this fellows was something different. Americans might not be aware of this, but that is the view of the majority of the world about Bush .. NOT the American President. Put Obama or McCain in that place, this would not happen at all.

    No use letting the lids lie on your eyes…. check the internet for a general world opinion. Then think why everyone is so thrilled and happy about this? Just think objectively for one minute..

  2. 2 andeeroo


    Consider the alternatives al-Zaidi passed up


  3. 3 Lazholearo

    CWG, are you saying that true Americans just go occupy countries and kill people. In that case you better watch out not to meet me on the open street cause I hate people who mistreat others and still think they are in the right. I can’t even believe I’m wasting my time with you, you’re thinking process seems to be so deranged, that not even the sane asylum could help. How about getting informed about the facts in the world and becoming a better person. Then you might understand why people could be angry at their oppressors. I think a good training for your self-development would be to have some US soldiers knock down your doors, rape your wife and destroy your home. See if you will still continue talking bull.

  4. 4 Lazholearo

    CWG, you dont even have as much braincells as Muntazer’s shoes.

  5. Sure… and that’s why the vast majority of Iraqis LOVE George Bush, because they recognize that he got rid of Saddam. What do you think would have happened to this asshat if Saddam had been at the podium?

    One asshat, probably a Shia asshat, does not Iraqi public opinion make. And, if you think the majority of Iraqis feel this way, then explain why the Iraqi press corps left in the room apologized profusely to Bush after the asshat was thrown out.

  6. 6 Mohamad Ali

    I applaud this brave Iraqi reporter who throw his shoes at the Devil.

  7. 7 CWG

    I certainly hope you are not an American. A true American would find the assault on a sitting president repulsive regardless of party. If you’re an American go live in another country. If you’re not an American, I am so glad. Either way just be thankful that we have soldiers who will fight for your freedom to make ignorant comments.

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