January 14, 2009

When an Iraqi journalist threw his shoes at President George W. Bush during a press conference in Baghdad recently, pundits everywhere had fun replaying the footage, commenting on the president’s quick reflexes and some even noted that such an act of defiance was only possible due to the removal of Saddam Hussein. But few took the time to examine the journalist’s stated reason for his actions, when he shouted in Arabic, “€œThis is from the widows, the orphans and those who were killed in Iraq.”€


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