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Too Bad He Missed…with sound update

Posted by kelliasworld on December 16, 2008

Berkeleyans Support al-Zaidi


Muntazer al-Zaidi, a journalist who works for independent al-Baghdadiya television threw his shoes at George W. Bush, while Bush was holding a press conference Sunday with Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki. Just before al- Zaidi hurled the shoes, he shouted, “This is a goodbye kiss from the Iraqi people, dog.”

Throwing shoes and calling someone a dog are supreme insults in the Arab world, where dogs are considered unclean and shown no affection. (So think about what the use of snarling German Shepards at Abu-Gharaib probably represented to the prisoners besides the menace of snapping teeth!)

Al-Zaidi has become a celebrity in the Middle East, and I say “Great!”

But too bad he missed, and from such close range, too. And too bad no one else joined in. Al-Zaidi showed more courage than the cowardly American Congress, that refused to throw the book in the form of Dennis Kucinich’s impeachment resolutions at this war criminal.


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