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Iraqi Reporter Throws Shoe at Bush

An Iraqi reporter called Bush a dog and threw his shoes at him during a news conference.

I sure hope Obama keeps his promise to get us out of Iraq within 16 months....we can't get out of Iraq soon enough to suit me.

I hope the journalist gets the maximum sentence under Iraqi law for assualting our President.

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All I could think of was Austin Powers: "Who throws a shoe?? Honestly? You fight like a woman!"

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Actualy over there it was a shoe or a show of total dicust . A shoe to them is about the dirtiest thing they have , Shoes are taken off before entering a house or a mosc (sp).
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I thought Bush handled it pretty well -- waved off the Secret Service, held his ground, and dodged. A lot of people would've hit the ground or let the Secret Service hustle them out of the room. But this is a guy who walked alone out to the pitcher's mound at Yankee Stadium a month after 9/11 to throw out the first pitch in Series game 3. The guy's no coward.

But as for Iraq's reaction to the event, I'm disgusted. Throwing shoes at the guy who rid them of Saddam. Fine. We get the insult. Good luck on your own.

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expatriate wrote:
I thought Bush handled it pretty well -- waved off the Secret Service, held his ground, and dodged. A lot of people would've hit the ground or let the Secret Service hustle them out of the room. But this is a guy who walked alone out to the pitcher's mound at Yankee Stadium a month after 9/11 to throw out the first pitch in Series game 3. The guy's no coward.

But as for Iraq's reaction to the event, I'm disgusted. Throwing shoes at the guy who rid them of Saddam. Fine. We get the insult. Good luck on your own.

We have different criteria for bravery. In my view being a fighter pilot during the Vietnam war and requesting combat duty would qualify as bravery. Not, not finishing out your duty during time of war. And, not throwing an honorary pitch at a baseball game.

The thing happened so fast I think he reacted like anyone, you, me, anyone, except maybe someone with a disability. See it, duck, see the other one coming and duck again. That was pure reflex and bewilderment. He does have good reflexes.

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We have different criteria for bravery

Yes you do. I'm sure had it been Obama you'd be ready to bestow the medal of honor on him. You just can't give Bush a lick of credit for anything can you? You're objectivity is simply shot. Since I value my shoes I'm throwing my old skivies at you!!! neener!

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Different criteria for bravery? Let's see -- Clinton's idea for bravery was running off to Oxford and protesting during Vietnam. At least Bush served in the Guard.

In case you missed it, we had suffered the worst terrorist attack in our nation's history in New York City a month before Bush threw that pitch. Maybe you don't remember how worried the nation was, or how we were all looking over our shoulder waiting for the next attack. But the President of the US, arguably the highest priority target for terrorists, walked out to the pitcher's mound alone -- completely out in the open, surrounded by tens of thousands of people. Throwing out a baseball didn't take guts. Standing out there daring someone to take a shot at him did.

As for the shoe incident, he could've hid behind the podium. He could've been hustled out of the room by the Secret Service. But no. If you didn't notice, he waved off the agents moving toward him. Check the video. I don't think it was bewilderment; I think it was amusement.

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We have different criteria for bravery

Yes you do. I'm sure had it been Obama you'd be ready to bestow the medal of honor on him. You just can't give Bush a lick of credit for anything can you? You're objectivity is simply shot. Since I value my shoes I'm throwing my old skivies at you!!! neener!

I'm not talking about Obama and have never claimed he was exceptionally brave. Bush was a pilot during the Vietnam war and didn't volunteer to go into combat duty. That, in my opinion, would have been showing bravery. Instead, he doesn't even finish out his duty. Someone gave the opinion that throwing an honorary baseball pitch took guts. In my opinion that view is ludicrous.

You are correct in that judging Bush for his actions and decisions during his Presidency, I don't have a very high opinion of the man.

Oh, and keep your soiled granny panties to yer self. I surely don't want em! neener!

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Bush also could have allowed the agents to shoot as a response. Which in arabic probably would have been the proper response, ah well Bush failed again Brick Wall,)

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Different criteria for bravery? Let's see -- Clinton's idea for bravery was running off to Oxford and protesting during Vietnam. At least Bush served in the Guard.

In case you missed it, we had suffered the worst terrorist attack in our nation's history in New York City a month before Bush threw that pitch. Maybe you don't remember how worried the nation was, or how we were all looking over our shoulder waiting for the next attack. But the President of the US, arguably the highest priority target for terrorists, walked out to the pitcher's mound alone -- completely out in the open, surrounded by tens of thousands of people. Throwing out a baseball didn't take guts. Standing out there daring someone to take a shot at him did.

As for the shoe incident, he could've hid behind the podium. He could've been hustled out of the room by the Secret Service. But no. If you didn't notice, he waved off the agents moving toward him. Check the video. I don't think it was bewilderment; I think it was amusement.

Your baseball analogy in my view is ludicrous as some kind of showing of bravery. But, go on with your hero worship if it comforts you.

In regard of the shoe heard round the world. It happened so fast it took everyone by surprise. He had the same bewildered look on his face as when they told him about the 9/11 attacks.

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