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The Bush Shoe Incident

The Bush Shoe Incident

You’ve probably already seen the video of the Iraqi journalist hurling his shoes at President Bush during a news conference in Iraq over the weekend but if you haven’t, we’ve embedded it at right.

It has sparked reactions all across the spectrum. Some folks watch the video and admire the president for his dexterity at dodging the shoes. Some find the video highly amusing. Others wonder how good of a job the Secret Service is doing, since the journalist managed to hurl both shoes at the president without being tackled.

Some are horrified at the disrespect shown–regardless of their feelings toward the president’s actions. And news outlets are reporting that many people in the Middle East are rallying behind the journalist in support of his actions.

What do you think? Take the poll and add your views in the comments.

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5:23PM PST on Dec 26, 2008

The reporter would have achieve more by printing the truth exposing criminals such as bush. I feel his gesture was orchestrated for another diversion from reality.

2:12PM PST on Dec 26, 2008

Hi Ron, you may be rigth, but who knows who is right or wrong let's wait for that book and lets see what is going to happend, every one is waitng for a miracle from St.Obama, to be honest i dont think any miracle will be preformed only the time will say the last word and how wrong Bush was.....until then.............is easy to judge but to be in his shoes is another story

2:12PM PST on Dec 26, 2008

Hi Ron, you may be rigth, but who knows who is right or wrong let's wait for that book and lets see what is going to happend, every one is waitng for a miracle from St.Obama, to be honest i dont think any miracle will be preformed only the time will say the last word and how wrong Bush was.....until then.............is easy to judge but to be in his shoes is another story

6:28AM PST on Dec 19, 2008

LOVED IT! Bush is a scourge and an embarrassment with no conscience that I can see. My personal favorite was the interview he gave in the Oval Office where he looked in desk drawers, and joked "nope, no weapons of mass destruction here", after it was revealed that none were ever found in Iraq. Thousands of people have died over there, but he's getting his yuks. Good riddance!

8:36AM PST on Dec 18, 2008

Bottom line we should have never been there ,to the man who threw the shoe , good for you, all he was doing was trying to make a point he wasn't out to kill him he was out to let him know how Iraq really feels about him Well Done I say. I hope that this man will not have ANY charges brought towards him. GW Bush should learn from this but he just doesn't get it.

8:15AM PST on Dec 18, 2008

is so sad the way every body express about bush, i will love to see eny in his shoes should be realy hard to leve this way i hope when he has his book so many people will be sorry because he is not the only one who take desitions here is easy to judge,..............and repectto the iraqui guy dont suprise me that kind of people dont respect nothing! women are trash for them and his way of life "is thinking who are we going to kill now?" the poor young girls has been sale since 10 years old to men cuse they say that sex w/ a kid is so much better, how you can even think he was brave? remember 9/11? i belive you'r kind of blind about so many facts here lets give time to time and you will see the story will be another one how sad to read so much hate here, nobody is complety bad or complity good.......

11:08PM PST on Dec 17, 2008

Good for the reporter, I support what he did! Bush is an ignorant criminal, he deserves to be brought to trial and indicted on war crimes, crimes against humanity, crimes against our citizens, the environment, the world, Iraq, the economy, democracy, and everything in between. He is a disgrace not just to America, but to the world. Lock him up for the rest of his life, along with Cheney. Bush is a modern-day Hitler. He is a sorry excuse for a human being. I hope we don't let what he has done just roll off of our backs.

11:38AM PST on Dec 17, 2008

I completely agree with all the negative comments on this list. It would be a wonderful thing if somehow the Bush crew were to end up disgraced and imprisoned. I would like to add that the oligarchical ownership of the media in this country continues to misrepresent, obfuscate and ignore the truth, such as appears here in no uncertain terms. If we had the courage of our founding fathers, we would bury this administration in 'shoes' of all sorts. I think it would be great if Bush found he could not show his face in public without someone hurling a shoe.

10:37AM PST on Dec 17, 2008

It tells us something about how people in Iraq and others of similar cultures look on the United States, and particularly George W. Bush, and how hugely disrespect and dislike have grown for the US and its president. I hope President-elect Obama is able to make changes in these attitudes.

I thought the ducking of the shoes was one of Bush's best acts as President.

9:50AM PST on Dec 17, 2008

This represented the epitome of freedom of speech.

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