If the Shoe Fits…
During a press conference held last Sunday as part of President Bush’s farewell tour to Iraq, an Iraqi journalist hurled his shoes at Mr. Bush on live television and insulted him, calling him a dog. Mr. Bush narrowly avoided being struck by the twin projectiles.
For the full story, see “Iraqi Journalist Hurls Shoes at Bush” from the December 14, 2008, New York Times.
As an American, I want to use this public forum to express my horror and outrage at this event.
After six years, more than 579 trillion dollars, and the deployment of some 300,000 American soldiers, do you really mean to tell me that Iraqis haven’t learned to aim any better than that?