Monday, December 15, 2008

The Shoe Seen Around the World.

This is the most watched video online these days... No wonder!

From the info I gathered, the man is an Iraqi reporter who was kidnapped by Shiite militants last year and covered the U.S. bombing of Baghdad's Sadr City area earlier this year, and the destruction there are said to have "emotionally influenced" him.
On the video, he yelled in Arabic
"This is a farewell kiss, you dog. This is from the widows, the orphans and those who were killed in Iraq." (AFP)
Apparently, soles of shoes are considered the ultimate insult in Arab culture, (and of course so is "dog") and the man became an instant hero in the Muslim world.

I must say Bush was pretty good at ducking the first shoe.... I find it amazing that no Secret Service agent seems to be nearby or/and react.... He eventually confirmed it was a size 10, and said:
"That's what happens in free societies when people try to draw attention to themselves,"(source here)
Drawing attention to himself.....? Really....? You think the guy did that because of his ego? Mmmm..... I think not!


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