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Iraqi Reporter Throws Shoes At Bush

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Iraqi Reporter Throws Shoes At Bush

Post by SonjaMarie » Mon December 15th, 2008, 7:57 pm

I saw it on the news, it was pretty much. He ducked, twice, oh well, too bad the guy wasn't a better aimer!

Bush shoe-ing worst Arab insult
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/middle ... 783325.stm

You can see vid of it here:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/12/1 ... 50832.html

I can't wait to see what Leno has to say about it!

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Post by chuck » Mon December 15th, 2008, 8:30 pm

Bush is lucky it was just a shoe...could have been much worse.....

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Post by Divia » Mon December 15th, 2008, 10:18 pm

I want to know where is secret service was. Man, they were a little slow.
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Post by LCW » Mon December 15th, 2008, 11:50 pm

After everything that man has done he's lucky if he gets off with just a couple of shoes thrown at him. Personally, I think he should be tried in a criminal court for the crimes he has committed. One can only dream, I guess!!
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Post by Ash » Mon December 15th, 2008, 11:58 pm

My first thought was oh great, now all journalists covering the pres will have to remove their shoes just like we have to at the airports.

Interesting that most Iraqis seem to be supporting this guy. As far as Secret Service, I doubt they were looking for shoes.

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Post by Divia » Tue December 16th, 2008, 2:24 am

[quote=""Ash""]Interesting that most Iraqis seem to be supporting this guy. As far as Secret Service, I doubt they were looking for shoes.[/quote]

Supporting which guy the shoe thrower? If so not surprised. Don't they hate us n'all.

As for the shoe! There could be a weapon in there! Razorblades that come out, a bomb! You dunno! I sat cartoons where these things happen! :p
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Post by SonjaMarie » Tue December 16th, 2008, 2:25 am

I was amazed that after he threw the first shoe he was given enough time to throw another shoe! I don't like Bush at all, I wish one had hit him to tell the truth, but if it had been Obama, I would've wanted the Secret Service to react faster!

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Post by sweetpotatoboy » Tue December 16th, 2008, 4:37 pm

Nice piece in The Times on insults round the world:
http://women.timesonline.co.uk/tol/life ... 348373.ece

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Post by SonjaMarie » Tue December 16th, 2008, 5:52 pm

[quote=""sweetpotatoboy""]Nice piece in The Times on insults round the world:
http://women.timesonline.co.uk/tol/life ... 348373.ece[/quote]

Guess I can never go to Japan, I have to blow my nose a lot or I can't breath properly!

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