After all, we liberate them from one of the most tyrannical regimes in modern day history and they still can’t manage a simple “thank you”? Today, an Iraqi “journalist” hurled both of his shoes at President Bush. At first, I though it was just another one of their kooky customs. “Here President Bush, I love you so much I want you to have my shoes”. Turns out, however, the ungrateful bastard was actually trying to be mean. Here is a blurry photo of the drama:
Thank goodness the Secret Service were able to quickly step in before the guy was able to toss his nasty socks towards Dubya. Will this be classified as an attempt on the President’s life? I am not sure what the criteria is but I am going to guess that shoes probably do not qualify. It is unfortunate that they don’t have fruit in Iraq because the guy would have had a much better chance with an apple.
I must say I was impressed with the cat like reflexes of the President. Of course, when you work next to Cheney all of those years I am sure that you need top flight reflexes to avoid being “accidentally” maimed. Having said that, I believe Obama would have caught the shoes in mid flight and slam dunked them. (Or at least spiked them behind his head).
Before Abdullah threw his shoe, he shouted, “this is a goodbye kiss from the Iraqi people, dog”. Seriously? This is how Iraqi people kiss each other goodbye? No wonder all of their neighbors can’t stand them. (Although it probably makes for an excellent job market in the shoe manufacturing business). I actually thought that all people that live in the desert wear sandals so it was surprising to see the guy chucking his loafers.
Look…I am no fan of Dubya but you can’t just hurl crap at the POTUS. Not cool and not acceptable. Fortunately, the punishment for throwing shoes in Iraq is disembowelment. Sure, that may seem a little harsh but the rules are the rules. Plus, the guy will be sent to prison and forced to listen to Kanye West’s performance on Saturday Night Live last night endlessly for the next ten years. (Wow…Kanye…dude…your live singing totally sucks. For God’s sake, stick with recorded music in the future. You even made Ashley Simpson feel better about herself).
Lastly, little hint to Dubya. Stop showing up where people hate you. It’s over. No need to try to get in some last minute revisionist history. Do what Nixon did. Stay out of sight for about 20 years and then, gradually, stick your head up now and then. Sure, most people will still hate you but they are less likely to be mean to a really, really old person. Fortunately, when Sarah Palin takes the Oval Office in 2012, she will fix your mistakes. Guys will be flinging their jock straps at her, not shoes.