SoCo, consider this.....
The 9/11 bombers didn't discriminate against innocent civilans that agreed or disagreed with US foreign policy. They killed everyone in those buildings because they were Americans.
When people in Iran burn an American flag and say death to America, they don't put a footnote saying, except those that disagree with Bush.
It was directed at Bush, but it was also directed to the United States of America.
You are talking about Iran and flag burning now. The two things we are talking about the shoe incident and now the Iran example are different. The Iraqi has suffered the direct consequences of the decisions made by Bush. He didn't say death to America, he threw his shoes at the man he holds responsible for the situation he and other Iraqi's are in.
You bring up the 9/11 bombers whose leadership was in Afghanistan. Who we justifiably attacked. And, the bombers themselves were mainly from Saudi Arabia, our buds, and many Madras in Saudi Arabia preach death to America as their numero uno goal. But, again they are our f'riends' how do you rationalize Bush's many meetings with the El Sauds who allow their countries religious leaders to teach Death To America?
You seem to allow it in one sense and decry it in another, how do you do that?