Bush gets the boot … sort of !

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BAGHDAD, Iraq (CNN) — An Iraqi TV reporter who threw his shoes at U.S. President George W. Bush during a news conference remained in custody Monday while judicial officials decided whether to charge him with assault.

A government official, who requested anonymity, said Muntadhar al-Zaidi, a journalist for Al-Baghdadi, was being tested for alcohol and drugs to determine his state of mind.

Al-Zaidi whipped off his shoes and flung them at Bush during the U.S. leader’s unannounced stop in Baghdad on Sunday. He called the protest a “farewell kiss” to a “dog” who launched the invasion of Iraq in 2003.

CNN’s Jomana Karadsheh contributed to this report.

I have mixed emotions about this y’all! Regardless of our personal feelings towards this man and his ideas collectively. He is still the elected President of these United States of America and I feel that this is a slap in the face to the entire country. I really wouldn’t have felt bad had the Secret Service opened up fire on this reporter.

~blk

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~ by blkirish on December 15, 2008.

7 Responses to “Bush gets the boot … sort of !”

  1. You are obviously not an Iraqian, and your feeling towards G.Bush would never be like the Iraqians, and a lot of other people, who consider this man as a War Criminal… and he is indeed..so he deserves NO respect. R

  2. In response to: ‘Bush get’s the boot…sort of!’

    Pardon me ladies and gentlemen,

    Have we missed something here? While the lead story now focuses on the assailant’s predicament of possibly facing charges – criminal or otherwise, and perhaps going to jail; isn’t the real story here about an expression of moral outrage – expressed by a journalist who is obviously powerless to do anything greater at expressing indignity?

    Rather than to attempt to minimize this outrage as simply a person who seeks to ‘draw attention’ to himself as the president characterized in remarks after the incident: couldn’t this be a minimum expression and sentiment of what more than 80% of the American people feel, and nearly 90% of the world’s population has come to feel towards this particular president, his administration and U.S. policies in general —that have brought so much suffering, death and destruction to the people of the world ―all in the name of a greater GOOD?

    It should not be missed that such a good is perceived ONLY by a few. Far too few persons see America as GOOD. But it is a certainty today, that America has an image problem – in the NEGATIVE. Have you really and truthfully considered why that is so?

    Abraham Sharrieff
    December 15, 2008

  3. @Rabint

    Absolutely because I “AM” American is why I feel loyalty and respect to the office. However, there are more than a few issues that I disagree with Mr. Bush, he does hold the highest office and he was appointed by “us” the “people” regardless if we all voted for him or not.

    Thank you for your comment
    ~blk

  4. @Abraham

    This journalist’s intentions do not go unrecognized. I and I am certain others are well aware of how we are viewed globally and some of us are doing “what-we-can” to change that image. However, outside of a handful of incredulous acts like jumping over the White House gates or parking a truck full of explosives across form Freedom Plaza there are better ways to express yourself regarding US policies and morality.

    Thank you for your comment.
    ~blk

  5. Forget Bush (I really, really wish we could). My question is, “Where was the Secret Service?”

    How did the guy even get the other shoe off, and what does this mean for Obama’s safety if the Secret Service are asleep at the wheel?

  6. Well-done Al-zaidi! Bravo!!
    You shot right on Target: the flag of America!!

    more information in http://www.thepureislam.wordpress.com

  7. @thepureislam

    I trust that you are also in support of tossing shoes at those Islamic extremist that have forgotten about how pure Islam is meant to be and hide behind it like a shield to further their own agendas.

    ~blk

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