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Iraqi Journalist Throws Shoes At Bush
AP/Youtube ^ | 12/14/2008 | Associated Press/Youtube

Posted on 12/14/2008 1:31:57 PM PST by America2012

Here's the link to the video of an Iraqi journalist throwing his shoes at Bush.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rfYBGl9q30c

Luckily the President has quick reflexes.


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KEYWORDS: bush; iraq; iraqimedia; journalist; rudedems; shoe; shoes; surprisevisit
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1 posted on 12/14/2008 1:31:57 PM PST by America2012
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To: America2012

He will win a Pulitzer for that.


2 posted on 12/14/2008 1:33:56 PM PST by trumandogz (The Democrats are driving us to Socialism at I00 MPH -The GOP is driving us to Socialism at 97.5 MPH)
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To: America2012

And this jerk lived under Saddam?? This is the thanks he gives when over 4,000 Americans gave their lives so he can do this????


3 posted on 12/14/2008 1:34:15 PM PST by SkyDancer ("Talent Without Ambition Is Sad, Ambition Without Talent Is Worse")
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To: America2012

Very disconcerting - he could have had a pistol and would have shot the president in the head - point blank. Did you see the lag time before a single secret service agent arrived?


4 posted on 12/14/2008 1:36:01 PM PST by anniegetyourgun
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To: anniegetyourgun

They probably wanded and searched them all for weps..that is why he had to resort to the shoes.


5 posted on 12/14/2008 1:37:02 PM PST by happinesswithoutpeace (You are receiving this broadcast as a dream)
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To: America2012

You put your right foot in, and you shake it all about, You put your left foot in, that’s what it’s all about.


6 posted on 12/14/2008 1:37:11 PM PST by BlueStateBlues (Blue State for business, Red State at heart..)
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To: America2012

What this fool and all the liberals who will crow over this are oblivious to is the fact that this idiot COULD throw his shoes at the President and, obviouly, he did not fear retribution. That alone vindicates Pres. Bush.
Under Hussein (Saddam not Barrack) this overgrown 2 year old would have been thrown down a wood chipper or fed to lions and all footage of it would have been destroyed.


7 posted on 12/14/2008 1:37:35 PM PST by SeminoleSoldier
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To: America2012

Probably the only time an alert Secret Service agent would ever have the need to yell “SHOE!!!”;)


8 posted on 12/14/2008 1:38:21 PM PST by Frank_2001
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To: anniegetyourgun

Now can we go & just let Allah and/or whoever else is left after we level Irag upon leaving sort them out? Juz wondering:

http://images.ask.com/pictures?qsrc=167&o=ushpd&l=dis&q=Kill%20Them%20All%20and%20Let%20Allah%20Sort%20Them%20Out


9 posted on 12/14/2008 1:38:43 PM PST by Nick Thimmesch
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To: SeminoleSoldier

He is a jounalist; nothing more needs to be said.


10 posted on 12/14/2008 1:39:09 PM PST by rjones42
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To: anniegetyourgun

Also, I think a lot of those security dudes in the vid are not US.


11 posted on 12/14/2008 1:39:15 PM PST by happinesswithoutpeace (You are receiving this broadcast as a dream)
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To: America2012

What is it with “journalists”?


12 posted on 12/14/2008 1:39:19 PM PST by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: SkyDancer
But that's the whole point of freedom. Some words of wisdom, "I may not agree with what you say, but I'll defend to the death your right to say it." Think about it. The only reason that man could throw those shoes and still live to talk about is because of George Bush. Pretty ironic.
13 posted on 12/14/2008 1:40:00 PM PST by Krankor (Vitajex, what ya doin' to me)
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To: trumandogz
He will win a Pulitzer for that.

And a Nobel Peace Prize.

14 posted on 12/14/2008 1:41:12 PM PST by Right Wing Assault (What's Obama's Secret?)
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To: rjones42
He is a jounalist; nothing more needs to be said.

Was he given this assignment by CNN?

15 posted on 12/14/2008 1:42:52 PM PST by Right Wing Assault (What's Obama's Secret?)
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To: America2012

The reporter was allegedly from Egyptian Newspaper. I can’t believe the comments on YouTube.


16 posted on 12/14/2008 1:43:23 PM PST by Dudoight
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To: rjones42
Well, I was going to add he's a damn fool journalist, but then I realize that you are right, that'd be redundant.

That he could do this and live shows our victory and his stupidity.

17 posted on 12/14/2008 1:43:33 PM PST by Mad Dawg (Oh Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee.)
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To: Right Wing Assault

The smell should be considered a dangerous weapon!


18 posted on 12/14/2008 1:44:27 PM PST by Dr. Ursus
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To: America2012

This could have been serious.

This “journalist” could have called hum a “house negroe”


19 posted on 12/14/2008 1:44:34 PM PST by RedMonqey (Embracing my "Inner Redneck")
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To: America2012

Someone threw a shoe at Richard Perle on a college campus a few years ago.


20 posted on 12/14/2008 1:47:23 PM PST by RatsDawg
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To: America2012

I wonder how often this smack off threw his shoes at Saddam?


21 posted on 12/14/2008 1:49:38 PM PST by Oldpuppymax (AGENDA OF THE LEFT EXPOSED)
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To: Frank_2001
It's always been the job of Secret Service agents to take a bullet for the President. Now they'll have to take a shoe.

I'm sure this video will get plenty of airplay on Leno, Letterman and Conan.

22 posted on 12/14/2008 1:53:03 PM PST by America2012
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To: America2012

Did he intern at the New York Times or the Washington Post?


23 posted on 12/14/2008 1:53:17 PM PST by FormerLib (Sacrificing our land and our blood cannot buy protection from jihad.-Bishop Artemije of Kosovo)
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To: America2012
How can people call W a “lame duck” now after that display of athletic prowess?
24 posted on 12/14/2008 1:55:01 PM PST by Blue State Insurgent (Impeach Chimpy Hussein.)
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To: America2012

Paid for by Code Pinko...


25 posted on 12/14/2008 1:56:04 PM PST by xcamel (The urge to save humanity is always a false front for the urge to rule it. - H. L. Mencken)
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To: America2012

And the President waved off the Secret Service and calmly finished the news conference, quipping that, “it was a size 10.”

Class vs. crass.


26 posted on 12/14/2008 1:56:08 PM PST by Jedidah
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To: America2012
Ya sure that wasn't one of the Astro's bullpen pitchers?
27 posted on 12/14/2008 1:59:27 PM PST by TexasCajun
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To: America2012

This shoe attack could have just been a probing attack to check defenses for a much larger shoe attack planned for later.


28 posted on 12/14/2008 2:01:09 PM PST by spodefly (This is my tag line. There are many like it, but this one is mine.)
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To: America2012
Well the good news is at least they have shoes with their Flat Tax.

If it was England with their socialized Medicine and insane marginal tax rates it is a miracle they have shoes. Besides they have been so geldified they would have thrown a high heel :-) .......

29 posted on 12/14/2008 2:02:30 PM PST by taildragger (Palin / Mulally 2012.....)
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To: Dudoight
The reporter was allegedly from Egyptian Newspaper. I can’t believe the comments on YouTube.

You can't? I can. It takes all kinds. And some of the marginal ones congregate on YouTube.

30 posted on 12/14/2008 2:04:22 PM PST by Zhang Fei
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To: Jedidah
Indeed — the President laughed at the clown.
31 posted on 12/14/2008 2:05:32 PM PST by BenLurkin
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To: anniegetyourgun

I’m surprised the Secret Service didn’t drop the guy.


32 posted on 12/14/2008 2:06:19 PM PST by rdl6989
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To: happinesswithoutpeace
They probably wanded and searched them all for weps..that is why he had to resort to the shoes.

In Arab culture this is a BIG insult.

33 posted on 12/14/2008 2:06:29 PM PST by sionnsar (Iran Azadi|5yst3m 0wn3d-it's N0t Y0ur5 (SONY)|http://trad-anglican.faithweb.com/|RCongressIn2Years)
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To: America2012

As a U.S. taxpayer and fellow citizen of U.S. soldiers risking their lives, suffereing horrific injuries and dying to improve your litle hell-hole of a nation I say to that journalist f*** you and the horse you rode in on! If it were possible to isolate fools like that and hold them in a portion of Iraq which would be run in fashion like that under Saddam, I would be all in favor of it.


34 posted on 12/14/2008 2:07:49 PM PST by Wally_Kalbacken
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To: America2012

Wow, with reflexes like that, he could be married to the Hildabeast (ducking all the ashtrays).


35 posted on 12/14/2008 2:11:10 PM PST by Zuben Elgenubi
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To: trumandogz

Or at least be hired at the NYTimes and or MSNBC.


36 posted on 12/14/2008 2:13:48 PM PST by Falcon4.0
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To: sionnsar
In Arab culture this [hitting with shoe] is a BIG insult"

Remember when the Saddam statue was pulled through the streets of Baghdad and all the Shiites were hitting the statue with sandals and shoes?

37 posted on 12/14/2008 2:14:52 PM PST by Zuben Elgenubi
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To: sionnsar

Well, “sticks and stones” and all that. . .

As the President told graduates at Texas A&M on Friday:

“Remember that popularity is as fleeting as the Texas wind. Character and conscience are as sturdy as the oaks on this campus. If you go home at night, look in the mirror and be satisfied that you have done what is right, you will pass the only test that matters.”


38 posted on 12/14/2008 2:15:25 PM PST by Jedidah
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To: America2012

Nice dodge! W is definitely quick on the draw.


39 posted on 12/14/2008 2:17:10 PM PST by new cruelty (Shoot your TV. Torch your newspaper.)
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To: happinesswithoutpeace

No, the soles of shoes are very insulting to Arabs. It’s worse than giving them the finger.


40 posted on 12/14/2008 2:17:30 PM PST by GOPJ (There are no "tough" issues - just "tough" political consequences.)
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To: Frank_2001

Imagine if a secret service agent had jumped in front of it though, for the rest of his career all his fellow agents would introduce him to new recruits like “This is Larry, he’s a legend around here, took a Hushpuppie in the chest for Bush back in ‘08...”


41 posted on 12/14/2008 2:18:21 PM PST by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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To: trumandogz
He will win a Pulitzer for that.

And maybe later a nod from the Nobel Prize uber liberals.

42 posted on 12/14/2008 2:19:03 PM PST by GOPJ (There are no "tough" issues - just "tough" political consequences.)
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To: TexasCajun

Heck, when Bush buys back the Rangers, he could use this guy on their pitching staff. He certainly throws harder than anyone the Rangers have put out there recently.


43 posted on 12/14/2008 2:19:17 PM PST by dfwgator (I hate Illinois Marxists)
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To: Krankor

Actually I’m pretty sure that Saddam, were he still in power, would have respected the freedom of anyone to throw shoes at Bush. Saddam was a big free expression guy that way. ;-)


44 posted on 12/14/2008 2:24:21 PM PST by Mogwai (I'll stop procrastinating tomorrow.)
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To: America2012
" I have neither the time nor the inclination to explain myself to a man who rises and sleeps under the blanket of the very freedom I provide, then questions the manner in which I provide it. I'd prefer you just said thank you and went on your way. Otherwise, I suggest you pick up a weapon and stand a post. Either way, I don't give a damn what you think you're entitled to."

Colonel Jessep

45 posted on 12/14/2008 2:26:23 PM PST by Lockbox
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To: America2012

After my initial anger at the obvious insult, and the fact that this ungrateful SOB would never ever dare throw a shoe at any MidEast leader, as evil and corrupt as they are, I have my thing to say to this miscreant:

You throw like a girl!


46 posted on 12/14/2008 2:28:54 PM PST by exit82 (It's all Obama's fault. And Biden is still a moron. They are both above their paygrade.)
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To: exit82

but NOT an American girl!!!! :)


47 posted on 12/14/2008 2:33:51 PM PST by cubreporter
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To: Dudoight

i even see responses saying “at least it hit the american flag” which prompted me to reply to that insidious comment.


48 posted on 12/14/2008 2:34:24 PM PST by Dominic01 (you want real peace? then don't protest.)
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To: Abathar

Supposedly Bush waved off the SS. They WERE there though.


49 posted on 12/14/2008 2:34:33 PM PST by cubreporter
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To: sionnsar

I know. I was just pointing out that the fact that he tossed the shoe does not mean they (the crowd) were not checked for weapons prior to the event.


50 posted on 12/14/2008 2:35:02 PM PST by happinesswithoutpeace (You are receiving this broadcast as a dream)
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