I Just Got Up From Sleep To Find Out 2 Shoes Were Thrown At Bush In Iraq.

@elmiko (6637)
United States
December 14, 2008 9:22pm CST
I saw the video just now where the reporter missed at connecting on the 2 shoes being thrown at Bush. I guess this will be a part of presidential history where people can look back at the George W. Bush years as president. Yeah the libaray hes building or will have built will be intresting to show such video to describe his 8 years in office. Considering all the bullets and the bombs U.S. Soldiers have taken or have dealt with this is not nothing for Bush to tolerate and for me is no big deal.
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@relundad (2311)
• United States
15 Dec 08
I just saw this on the night news as well. I doubt that video will be in his library to show the world that he was disrepected as President in this manner. Thats exactly what it was a show of disrepect. In Islam, the bottom of the feet or bottom of the shoe is said to be the dirtiest part of the body. To show the bottom of your feet or shoes to a person is an insult. That is why shoes are not allowed in the Mosque. That is why before prayer the feet are washed. So for some one to haul their shoes at him was definitely an insult.
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@Tushavi (2078)
• Karachi, Pakistan
15 Dec 08
I think You Forgot About The Peoples Killing is Worst Sin in Chiristanity as Well & Your Bush Killing Peoples Like a Aunts For Just OIL What About You Don't blame Islam Blame Yourself & If We Compare Bush as a cruel wolf Wolf feeling a shy.
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@relundad (2311)
• United States
15 Dec 08
Huh?
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• United States
15 Dec 08
been away a month and still haven't learned good manners.
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• Canada
15 Dec 08
Yeah. You have a good point!! So GWB got a couple of shoes thrown at him. It could be worse!! I suggest he marches into combat with the rest of those poor troops he deployed, and see if he likes what they are having to deal with. I bet the ones lost are rolling in their graves right now wondering what the effing problem is with a couple of freaking shoes.
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@bam001 (941)
• United States
15 Dec 08
hornswaggled --you said exactly what I was thinking! Thank you! To danishcanadian --President George W. Bush did not single-handedly send troops overseas. Our Congress voted for the sending of troops. Like Hornswaggled said, the U.S. operates on democracy. I have the utmost respect for President Bush and have been supportive of his actions. The throwing of shoes at President Bush was a huge showing of disrespect. Now, I just wonder what would have happened to an American throwing shoes at an Iraqi leader???
@elmiko (6637)
• United States
16 Dec 08
No, Bush was not a POW. Mccain was though.
• United States
15 Dec 08
As far as I am concerned, getting hit by shoes is too good a punishment to give to George W Bush. I thought that Nixon was a bad president but Bush has him beat. Obama is already getting blamed for some of Bushes mistakes. Obama will have to show the country and the world the America that all politicians are not bad. And I think that Obama is the man to do this.
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@sharra1 (6341)
• Australia
15 Dec 08
I think it is just a shame that the shoes missed. I think he has a cheek going to Baghdad and telling them that the war is not going to end when it should never have started in the first place. I cannot believe that he is still pretending that he had a valid reason to go to war when we all knew there were so weapons and that the whole thing was just an excuse to invade.
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@anniepa (27279)
• United States
16 Dec 08
I don't think that journalist meant it as an insult against the whole USA but rather at our current Dimwit-In-Chief. Annie
@elmiko (6637)
• United States
16 Dec 08
clrumfelt if you had to live in Iraq and deal with the war on a regular basis i'm sure you would not be outgoing at being grateful to Bush. Its easy to say good things when your not in the middle of a warzone and dealing with the trama and the tragedies.
@bayernfan (1430)
• Canada
15 Dec 08
Well, I can't say that this comes as a surprise. I am sure that Bush and the secret service would have been expecting some sort of projectile being thrown at some point in time. After all Bush had a grenade lobbed at him while visiting Georgia several years back: http://abcnews.go.com/US/story?id=745667 After that incident, two shoes must seem like a relief.
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@elmiko (6637)
• United States
16 Dec 08
Bush should be able to keep the shoes.
• United States
16 Dec 08
lol--i bet you 9/10 he said the same thing, he's a cowboy!!
• United States
15 Dec 08
Gee is that the thanks he gets for liberating them of a horrible dictator? I am not saying we should have gone into Iraq. Because I do not think we should have. But we all know what their lives were like under that monster. You would think that they would be a little appricative of the fact that we got rid of him for them. Guess not.
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• United States
15 Dec 08
Well maybe America (Bush) had helped the Iraqis in liberating fro the reign of Saddam but take note also what disaster that war had brought to them. They had been bombed a lot, killing innocent people and destroying a lot of properties in Iraq. I would understand how that man felt (the one throwing the shoes). "This is for the widows, the orphaned and all the damages" this was uttered by the man as he threw those size 10.
• United States
15 Dec 08
Oh I think they have a right to be upset. But I do not think Bush is completely to blame. His major blame is going into Iraq in the first place. After that is two people's fault. 1. THe Iraqi people for their inability to not fight amongist themselves. They started a civil war. If they could have just worked together to set up their government and compromised things would be a lot better and father along in the process of rebuilding. Not to mention a lot of lives would have been saved. 2. Iran. They have been sending troops into Iraq for a long time now to keep the country unstable. They want the war to keep going and have done everything short of declaring war on Iran to do it. They are training and giving supplies to insurgents to keep the fighting going.
• United States
15 Dec 08
Not everyone in Iraq wanted to get rid of Saddam, especially the Sunnis. Also, a lot of people had family killed in the war. So you really can't look at the situation so narrow-mindedly, not everyone in Iraq benefited from the war.
@ParaTed2k (22980)
• Sheboygan, Wisconsin
15 Dec 08
This is a huge insult in the Arab and Persian world. Anytime you put someone beneath your shoes of feet, it's like you are stepping on them. Prs. Bush did take it well, after all, no one can insult you without your permission, but the intent and message was no small thing. If he did this to Royalty or the government of most Arab and Persian nations, he would be arrested and beaten. As Prs. Bush said, this is part of what it means to be free. ((Throws shoes at anyone who agreed with the scummy "reporter")) :~D
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@Taskr36 (13923)
• United States
15 Dec 08
Most Arab heads of state would likely demand that he be beheaded if he'd done it to them. Lucky for him we have a more civilized way of dealing with such things.
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• United States
15 Dec 08
In Morocco, one of my husbands friends was put in jail just for writing "God, Country, Barcelona [the soccer team]" on a board at school... the saying is "God, Country, King" so yeah. I agree that this is a huge insult, much more of an insult that words, because throwing anything at someone implies the intent to hurt that person. And that reporter was not just trying to gain attention, as the President said. He was showing an extreme hatred toward the US President. Also, it is one thing for someone to do that on the street, but he as a reporter should have certainly conducted himself more professionally.
@elmiko (6637)
• United States
16 Dec 08
They should sell the shoe on ebay.
@savypat (20245)
• United States
15 Dec 08
I thought he ducked pretty fast. And I don't think he understood how big an insult it was. It was like someone throwing rotten eggs at him in this country. I don't blame them one bit.
@Taskr36 (13923)
• United States
15 Dec 08
I think that by refusing to act insulted he belittled what the man was trying to do. If someone isn't insulted by your actions you've failed and that's what happened here.
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@elmiko (6637)
• United States
16 Dec 08
Very good point of view Taskr36.
@riyasam (16570)
• India
15 Dec 08
such wierd acts!!surely there will be lot of security there.then how come such an act was done??? happy mylotting.
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@elmiko (6637)
• United States
16 Dec 08
Well when you got alot of people in a room theres no way to read all their minds especially when the weapon is a shoe.
• United States
16 Dec 08
i give Bush props, he handled that situation much gracefully than I can say others--kept a smile on his face the first and second shoe thrown, w-o-w, go President
@suspenseful (40314)
• Canada
15 Dec 08
Well did not Congress approve the sending of those troops to Iraq? America is a democracy it is not a dictatorship. That shoe throwing was a sign of disrespect. Oh and if someone throws a shoe at Obama if he becomes president, I hope you show the same range of approval at the shoe thrower that you did at the one who threw the shoe at Bush. Talk about double standard.
• United States
15 Dec 08
Actually, that's only true to a certain extent. Congress approved sending troops in, but they didn't approve a war, Bush declared that without approval. And if someone threw a shoe at Obama in Iraq, it wouldn't make any sense, because he didn't want to invade Iraq in the first place. Also, that hasn't even happened, so where are you pulling this double standard out of?
@elmiko (6637)
• United States
16 Dec 08
I don't know suspenseful maybe I will. It just depends on how good Obama is as president. Only time will tell.
• United States
15 Dec 08
Well at least he dodged them but yet again he has a lot of practice dodging things like the truth for one.
@Drumman (305)
• United States
15 Dec 08
lol...you're funny
@elmiko (6637)
• United States
16 Dec 08
When Bush decides to write his memoir about his years as president he may need some high blood pressure pills for all the mistakes he can slow down and reflect on.
• United States
16 Dec 08
i definetely find it to be disrespectful to BUSH, but to me it feels like people IRAQ is tired of the americans still there.yeah i know that the americans want to make sure that they are leaving the country in good hands, but i find the only way to do that is to start to leave so the iraqy gov can start pulling in it's weight toward protecting their people. shoe was an insult, yet at the same time people are sending a message, which is "leave me to proect and run my country without nomore interference from you. you meaning AMERICANS.
@elmiko (6637)
• United States
16 Dec 08
Yeah thats true.
• Malaysia
16 Dec 08
For a man as his age, he sure knows how to dodge shoes! Ha ha ha! He got a good reflexes too! For US citizens sake, I think he is the worst president ever elected and re-elected (surprisingly) by the United States of American. Some people even think (still) he is smart guy??!! http://linkbee.com/FOBR
@elmiko (6637)
• United States
16 Dec 08
Hes definitly far from perfect but all U.S. Presidents had to be smart in order to at least get to that level. Bill Clinton had a very high IQ from what i've heard and was probably one of the smartest U.S. Presidents their was.
• United States
16 Dec 08
If you ever watch Bush then you will see that he is bobbing his head around a lot. He seems to be in good practice with avoiding things like his responsibilities. Maybe Laura bush has been training him to duck from thrown objects.
@elmiko (6637)
• United States
16 Dec 08
maybe
@marcialoyd (1174)
• United States
15 Dec 08
For those who have said that George Bush needs to go out and experience war needs a little history lesson in the fact that George W Bush was a prisoner of war. So he knows what it is like. and you know the soldiers make the CHOICE to go over to war and realize the very real possibility of sacrificing their life. and like another poster said, I don't agree with a grown man throwing shoes at someone. My two year old nephew would do that! and when he does he is disciplined!
@elmiko (6637)
• United States
16 Dec 08
Your confused with somebody else. George W. Bush is not a POW.
• United States
15 Dec 08
Elmiko! Thats so funny, the title of this discussion! I was actually out in a bar when I saw it happened and it was pretty mellowed out and everyone going about their business but theres these tv's overhead the whole bar WITHOUT SOUND and all you just see this show flying and even MORE SURREAL the second one. I do not think anyone knew off right what they just witnessed. I thought it was hilarious as soon as I saw it and it took a second to realize it was FOR REAL and not MAD TV or some skit. W-O-W, everybody's just mystified like WTF?, did i or didn't i see that.
@elmiko (6637)
• United States
16 Dec 08
Theres a such thing as copycats. Whos going to out do the shoe throwing reporter. Maybe a woman with high heels. Ouch that could hurt. I don't like copycats.
@dfranz2 (49)
• United States
15 Dec 08
Maybe the reporter should have had an extra pair of shoes to see if he could have hit him with 4 shoes. That is so funny. Bush did bob and weave pretty good, but he has been a politician for a long time so he is used to ducking the issues!
@elmiko (6637)
• United States
16 Dec 08
I really don't think he ducks the issues. Even though hes U.S. President there still only so much he can do as one person.
@schulzie (4064)
• United States
15 Dec 08
Wow! I had not heard about this happening before I just now read it here on myLot! So a reporter threw his shoes at President Bush? Wow! I am off to see a video of this somewhere on the internet. It is amazing that a reporter would do that. I would have thought that if anyone would do that it would be someone just in the audience there, but not a reporter. Thanks for letting me know about this. Did it just happen in the past few days?
@elmiko (6637)
• United States
16 Dec 08
I found out about it right before I posted this discussion.
• United States
15 Dec 08
Yeah when I woke up and saw this on CNN, I was shocked. It was funny in a way that the Secret Service and other security let the reporter throw 2 shoes at him. But George W. Bush got some reflexes!!! The strange thing though is that the Iraq official didn't seem that surprised at all.
@elmiko (6637)
• United States
16 Dec 08
Is a day as usual in Iraq for the Iraqi official. He gives most of his speeches while bombs are going off.
@Drumman (305)
• United States
15 Dec 08
I hope the Secret Service fed him those shoes.
@elmiko (6637)
• United States
16 Dec 08
He about got fed anyway without their help.
@jambi462 (4595)
• United States
15 Dec 08
That's hilarious that somebody threw some shoes at our president. I bet that they acted like it was a major security breach or something like our country always does when it comes to things that aren't that big of a deal. Shoes are just a funny thing to throw at people in general.
@Drumman (305)
• United States
15 Dec 08
Those silly republicans. Next you think you know they'll be acting like it's a big deal for people to fly planes into buildings.