Shoe Activist Wednesday

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“This is a farewell kiss from the Iraqi people, you dog. This is for the widows and orphans and all those killed in Iraq.”

Those were the words shouted in 2008 by Iraqi journalist Muntazer al-Zaidi as he took off his shoes and—in an unforgettable and truly historic moment—hurled them one by one at former U.S. President George W. Bush.

Now al-Zaidi is running for Iraqi parliament in an effort to help shape the direction of the country Bush and his cronies decimated with their illegal invasion of Iraq in 2003, which ultimately led to the death of more than a million Iraqis.

“When I threw the shoe in the face of the criminal, George Bush, I wanted to express my rejection of his lies, his occupation of my country, my rejection of his killing my people,” al-Zaidi wrote in an op-ed for the Guardian shortly following the end of his nine-month prison sentence for “attacking” a foreign head of state. “My rejection of his plundering the wealth of my country, and destroying its infrastructure. And casting out its sons into a diaspora.”

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12 Responses to Shoe Activist Wednesday

  1. Den says:

    Open season, shoe tossing at rich boy, let the games begin.

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  2. °¿º Carol says:

    I love that video. I watched it quite a few times back then, and I did it again just now. Bush took it all in fun, he was smiling and ducking.

    He was a nice guy compared to the “idiot’ the “moron” we have now. I bet if a guy did that to Trump he, the healthiest president ever, wouldn’t duck in time.

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  3. °¿º Carol says:

    The Trump news heats up more every day, and heats up several times every day. Pete and I went out on some missions this morning and when I came back Trump got rid of his Ty Cobb lawyer and hired a Bill Clinton lawyer.

    And a little while ago more “breaking news,” Mueller is giving Trump a hard time about being interviewed, which I’d hoped would happen! If they don’t interview Trump, let him get away w/ not doing that then they are confirming a president IS above the law.

    Trump is guilty of just about anything anyone suspects about him, everyone knows what a shady character he is. We just have to wait for the impeachable facts to catch up with what everyone already knows.

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  4. °¿º Carol says:

    When Trump’s doctor of 32 years, or something, allegedly produced that letter during the campaign about how healthy Trump was I knew of two possible things: either Trump found a doctor that is as dumb as he is and talks like Trump, or Trump told the doctor what to write. That letter sounded just like Trump! Turns out I was right. Trump’s way of speaking is so obvious, he only knows a handful of words. What doctor would have said that, the healthiest president.

    His doctor, Ronny Jackson, that just quit ALSO claimed Trump was the healthiest guy. Funny how he sounded like that first doctor.

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  5. °¿º Carol says:

    Weather warmed right up yesterday, same today, in the low 80s. I didn’t finish the mowing because I ran the roads with Pete then we had a burger, me having a beer, and when we got home phyttt. I’ll mow tomorrow. I’ve got lots of stuff to catch up on since Diane stayed with me for 5 days.

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  6. David B. Benson says:

    Iowa legislature did what?!

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  7. David B. Benson says:

    A slow 15 minutes to the Hillside Cafe.

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  8. Den says:

    Before the time of the Smart Phone there was self entertainment.

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