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Soleful tribute: Bush shoe-throwing now a work of art

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posted on Jan, 29 2009 @ 06:09 PM
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Soleful tribute: Bush shoe-throwing now a work of art


www.guardian.co.uk

Statue honours Iraqi journalist who hurled footwear at former US president

James Sturcke
guardian.co.uk
Thursday 29 January 2009

A statue of a giant shoe has been unveiled in Saddam Hussein's hometown in honour of the Iraqi journalist who threw his footwear at the former US president George Bush.

The statue features a poem honouring Muntazer al-Zaidi, the Iraqi journalist who shot to international fame last month when he hurled his shoes at Bush during a farewell press conference.
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posted on Jan, 29 2009 @ 06:09 PM
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LOL -- I love it. A true monument to the Bush "legacy."


The shoes narrowly missed the then president and Zaidi was quickly bundled to the ground by security staff.

The public artwork went on display in Tikrit, 90 miles north-west of Baghdad.

The Baghdad-based artist, Laith al-Amari, said his fibreglass-and-copper work was a homage to the pride of the Iraqi people.

Zaidi, who has since been dubbed by some as the Baghdad Clogger, was charged with assaulting a foreign leader and is in detention awaiting trial.


Instead of jail, I hope this Iraqi journalist becomes a national hero.

Actually, I think he already is.

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posted on Jan, 29 2009 @ 06:47 PM
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what you saying National
hes International hero

he did something we all dream of



posted on Jan, 29 2009 @ 07:49 PM
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Originally posted by bodrul
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he did something we all dream of


Can't argue with that.



posted on Jan, 29 2009 @ 08:14 PM
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I want to buy that guy a hundred beers, exactly a hundred. Then I want to buy the artist another hundred beers.



posted on Jan, 29 2009 @ 08:42 PM
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Wonderful,

Lol well maybe American freedom is working,

A statue to a shoe is so funny, if sad as it does as well as the traditional Arabic meaning, I suppose represent the stepping on and over, the squashing beneath of behaviour Bush and Co took in Iraq.

I thought since he must have planned it, not that I would do it as I think he was very brave, If I ever thought about such a thing I would be convinced I would be on the floor dead before i threw the firs one never mind second with a Secret Service bullet.

But as he did and planned it why not wear Doc Martin Boots?

Would make a much better statue of representation as I mention above too,

Elf



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