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How did you arrive @that conclusion? While throwing the shoes, the man said:
Originally posted by Blaine91555 reply to post by LostNemesisHe was siding with insurgents who were butchering innocent Iraqi civilians was he not? That was his whole point and who he was trying to impress. How soon people forget.
‘This is your farewell kiss, you dog!
This is from the widows, the orphans and those who were killed in Iraq.'
Originally posted by Blaine91555
reply to post by LostNemesis
I think the real story is had he thrown a shoe at Sadam before the war, would he have been alive one hour later? I wonder if he considered that? He was siding with insurgents who were butchering innocent Iraqi civilians was he not? That was his whole point and who he was trying to impress. How soon people forget.
Originally posted by Kryties
reply to post by SLAYER69
The Iraqi people didn't want Saddam there, they admitted he was a tyrant, but they also have subsequently said that America's 'liberation' is infinately worse than Saddam's regime.
Yes, under Saddam they would have suffered punishment - possibly worse BUT you forget that the Iraqi people hated him for that and wished him deposed. Therefore your argument that what Bush did to this Iraqi is not as bad as what Saddam would have done is null and void because the Iraqi's also hated Saddam for repressing their freedoms.
Originally posted by Republican08
I think it is obvious, Bush was not very good at taking a hint -- Not even such a blatant one. That said, I am glad this reporter is being released.
It's things like this which disheartens me.
I'm sure this thread will grow, and most will be hate talk, of he should've got a hit on that lil whatever.
But honestly, hurling a shoe, was the greatest disrespect, although he stood for what he did, he meant physical harm, to a leader of a country.
Although our country, disliked the president, since, well mainly many I presume don't know why but, it makes them feel like their part of the crowd, and such an easy target to make them feel like a smart person.
Imagine if Putin came over here, and I don't know, someone hurled two shoes at him, with the fierce intent of hitting him.
What about that?
What would happen if a Pakistani, hurled shoes at Obama.
I would say it'd be close to people claiming we should go to war!
I think that everyone can remember and appreciate the video of Bush ducking for his life
I think that you are wrong. I don't appreciate the leader of my country being desecrated by another country, although their are troubles, I wish it not.
I don't approve of Obama, but if I saw someone physically attacking him, I wouldn't go around laughing and saying 'how funny is this, you've insulted the leader of my country, as well as me. This is just grand, my only wish is that you would of severely hurt him!'.
It's a double sword.
[edit on 30-8-2009 by Republican08]
Originally posted by Wormwood Squirm
Just in case someone was under a rock when this happened here is a video: