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Iraqi journalist hurls shoes at 'dog' Bush
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Posted on 12/14/2008 12:29:40 PM PST by tomymind

BAGHDAD (AFP) — An Iraqi journalist hurled his shoes and an insult at George W. Bush, without hitting him, as the US president was shaking hands with the Iraqi premier at his Baghdad office on Sunday.

As the two leaders met in Nuri al-Maliki's private office, a journalist sitting in the third row jumped up, shouting: "It is the farewell kiss, you dog," and threw his shoes one after the other towards Bush.

Maliki made a protective gesture towards the US president, who ducked and was not hit.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: bush; crime; iraq; iraqimedia; journalist; president; rudedems; shoe; shoes; surprisevisit; us; waronterror
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1 posted on 12/14/2008 12:29:40 PM PST by tomymind
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See the video here.  The president was unhurt and told reporters, he was okay and said, "It doesn’t bother me. So what if he threw a shoe at me. All I can report is it is a size 10."  Photos here at TMZ.  Our President kept his sense of humor.



2 posted on 12/14/2008 12:32:12 PM PST by tomymind (McCain is my President)
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To: tomymind

BDS, Iraqui style


3 posted on 12/14/2008 12:33:32 PM PST by hattend (Sarah Palin has run a fishing business, a city, and a state. All Obama has done is run his mouth.)
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To: tomymind

I thought only horses could throw shoes, but I guess it is possible for a jackass to do it also.


4 posted on 12/14/2008 12:33:46 PM PST by fhayek
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To: tomymind

When will he be on Keith Olbermann, the View, Jon Stewart and Meet the Press?


5 posted on 12/14/2008 12:35:38 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (Barack Obama: In Error and arrogant -- he's errogant!)
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To: tomymind

I can’t believe Secret Service gave the guy the time to grab his second shoe.

BTW, good duck Mr. President


6 posted on 12/14/2008 12:37:15 PM PST by diverteach (http://www.slapobama.com/)
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To: diverteach

The Secret Service is already ‘obamized’.


7 posted on 12/14/2008 12:38:08 PM PST by tomymind (McCain is my President)
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To: tomymind
I watched the video.

Here's my take: President Bush has EXCELLENT reflexes and is very agile!

They were pretty good throws and there was significant velocity. The President's response was measured and quite athletic. On the second throw (by then he knew the rules of the game), his dodge was just the minimum of effort needed to avoid getting hit.

I honor our President!

8 posted on 12/14/2008 12:40:12 PM PST by kinsman redeemer (The real enemy seeks to devour what is good.)
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To: diverteach

That P*****head is lucky the Secret Service was slow on the draw.


9 posted on 12/14/2008 12:40:25 PM PST by tgusa (Gun control: deep breath, sight alignment, squeeze the trigger ....)
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To: tomymind

After reading the headline a few times today, I went ahead and watched it. I did not expect said shoes to be thrown that hard. Good duck indeed.


10 posted on 12/14/2008 12:41:29 PM PST by maclay (We've been Baracked)
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To: tomymind
Do we even know he's Iraqi?

He works for an Egyptian TV station.

11 posted on 12/14/2008 12:41:35 PM PST by DB
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To: tomymind
"The Secret Service is already ‘obamized’." I worked alongside the Secret Service in the eighties. You are OUT OF YOUR MIND, N()()B! They're about as conservative a group as you're likely to find anywhere. Will they guard Senator Obama with their lives? Of course. "Obamized" I highly doubt it...
12 posted on 12/14/2008 12:41:54 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (Barack Obama: In Error and arrogant -- he's errogant!)
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To: tomymind

Too bad he didn’t chuck it back.
President Bush has a good arm.
Did our media applaud and high five the Arab scumbag ?


13 posted on 12/14/2008 12:42:10 PM PST by Wild Irish Rogue
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To: tomymind

It’s really an unexpected honor for Bush. He finally gets to face “enemy fire” in Iraq, and gets to joke about it afterward. He finally at long last reminded me of Reagan.


14 posted on 12/14/2008 12:42:16 PM PST by devere
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To: tomymind

...but we need to be respectful to Obama...


15 posted on 12/14/2008 12:42:24 PM PST by lnzog (I'm from Illinois and I apologize.)
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To: tomymind

0bvi0usly an 0be supp0rter.


16 posted on 12/14/2008 12:42:36 PM PST by Paladin2 (No, pundits strongly believe that the proper solution is more dilution.)
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To: tomymind

NEVER FORGET:

I noticed people throwing shoes at Saddam statues. Apparently this journalist worked for the Butcher and unlike his opponents he escapes with his life with the “insult.”


17 posted on 12/14/2008 12:42:53 PM PST by egannacht
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To: tomymind

So - who’s gonna make the “shoebomber” connection first?


18 posted on 12/14/2008 12:43:12 PM PST by maclay (We've been Baracked)
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To: diverteach

That’s what my husband said. Good reflexes.


19 posted on 12/14/2008 12:47:04 PM PST by bluerose (A sad day for America.)
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To: tomymind

Good arm on the journo. Good reaction by the Pres.


20 posted on 12/14/2008 12:49:39 PM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: Wild Irish Rogue
Did our media applaud and high five the Arab scumbag ?

They're certainly doing so at Democratic Underground. Real class...

21 posted on 12/14/2008 12:50:34 PM PST by GL of Sector 2814
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To: tomymind
From www.tmz.com :


22 posted on 12/14/2008 12:51:58 PM PST by RonDog
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To: tomymind

One thing Democrats, Communists, and like-minded totalitarian nuts have in common is their taking over the training of journalists in universities around the earth.


23 posted on 12/14/2008 12:54:59 PM PST by OldNavyVet (Character counts)
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To: tomymind

I would have thought he would have tossed his panties at him.


24 posted on 12/14/2008 12:55:25 PM PST by taxesareforever (Quick justice for the senseless killing of Marine Lance Cpl. Robert Crutchfield.)
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To: tomymind; snugs; daisyscarlett; Kaslin; DrDeb; retrokitten; Majie Purple; kitkat; DollyCali
The Secret Service is already ‘obamized’.

Ridiculous.

None of these guys (the agent on the left, or his Iraqi counterparts on the right) appear "obamized" to me, whatever the hell that means.

And I suspect the "journalist" quickly realized that this agent wasn't reaching for a pack of chewing gum under his jacket either.

25 posted on 12/14/2008 1:00:42 PM PST by silent_jonny (Those who sow in tears shall reap in joy -- Psalm 126:5)
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To: diverteach
I wish the SS had shot the POS dead. The guy was obviously a Saddam loyalist or a DBM fan.
26 posted on 12/14/2008 1:00:46 PM PST by mimaw
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To: STARWISE

Oops, meant to ping you too :)


27 posted on 12/14/2008 1:02:47 PM PST by silent_jonny (Those who sow in tears shall reap in joy -- Psalm 126:5)
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To: DB

Just read that he is an Iraqi reporter who was kidnapped last year. Sorry can’t post link - no copy/paste (wii browser)


28 posted on 12/14/2008 1:05:56 PM PST by maclay (We've been Baracked)
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To: maclay

Interesting, thanks.


29 posted on 12/14/2008 1:09:18 PM PST by DB
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To: tomymind

I just turned on fox to see their 4pm news coverage. It started with the bones of the child in Florida, then went to a correspondent in Iraq to discuss the President’s visit. Fox managed to show the shoes being thrown 3 or 4 times during the brief segment.

“News” media cannot say the word “president” more than once during any discussion of GWB, but they can show an insult 3 times in a minute. No bias there!!!


30 posted on 12/14/2008 1:09:27 PM PST by maica (Barack Obama is a Weathermen Project.)
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To: tomymind

Well you can bet the Iraqis are doing more than putting panties on the guys head about now...


31 posted on 12/14/2008 1:10:09 PM PST by DB
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To: Wild Irish Rogue

“Did our media applaud and high five the Arab scumbag ?”

CNN has been playing the video almost non-stop. Giving breaks to let the “reporter” emphasize that in Islamic culture the throwing shoes at someone ARE UTTER CONTEMPT.

We’ll probably see this for the next couple of days to get everyone’s mind off of the Obama scandal.


32 posted on 12/14/2008 1:11:50 PM PST by Jackson57
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To: egannacht

The fox correspondent in Baghdad reports that he was exercising his ‘free speech’ according to his employer tv station, and won’t be censured. BDS rises in Iraq.


33 posted on 12/14/2008 1:12:00 PM PST by maica (Barack Obama is a Weathermen Project.)
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To: tomymind
"The Secret Service is already ‘obamized’."

I agree.

I'm amazed at how slowly anyone moved after the first shoe was thrown.

If there was any reason for an active 2nd Ammendment, it's the reality that, even with an attack on our President ... the human mind is shocked, stopped and slow to react .... when unable to pull a gun !

An attacker has the advantage of surprize and more often than not, forethought. The police are shocked, stopped and wait for instructions.

None of those guys moved until the voice in their earpieces said, "Go, go, go"

34 posted on 12/14/2008 1:16:47 PM PST by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true.)
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To: tomymind

I wish the President had just bailed off into the crowd and went to wailing on him. That would have been interesting. It probably would not be good international relations, especially in the Muslim world, and especially in Iraq; but interesting nonetheless.


35 posted on 12/14/2008 1:17:51 PM PST by kenth (It's now spend and tax. How's that for change?)
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To: tomymind

Give him the Saddam treatment and feed his shoeless feet into a paper shredder.

Wait, what? He got let go without even being arrested?

Taste the freedom Bush brought you, beyotch.


36 posted on 12/14/2008 1:24:56 PM PST by bolobaby
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To: tomymind

Any guess on what Obama would have said?

“He disrespected ME!” - His comment about Rev. Wright.

I can really see obama saying, “Don’t you know who I am?!”


37 posted on 12/14/2008 1:29:32 PM PST by I still care (A Republic - if you can keep it. - Ben Franklin)
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To: tomymind

The more you see of these people - and I don’t mean the obvious physical ugliness of the whole gang (NAIR should open a franchise there - starting with the men) - but the utter lack of character - oh yeah, I know, years of oppression and blah blah blah - the more you realize that the ONLY reason we should give a Shi-ite what happens to the place is OUR OWN STRATEGIC INTEREST.

As far as providing the Iraqi people with ANYTHING? I say, NOTHING - absolutely NOTHING - beyond what HELPS OUR INTERESTS in that part of the world. PERIOD.

As I tell my Italian cousins all the time, whenever (and they don’t do it so much anymore!) they dare to criticize the US: “After bailing your sorry cowardly asses out of Mussolini’s-Hitler’s sling, all we want from you is GRATITUDE, NOT ATTITUDE!”

Same with these losers.


38 posted on 12/14/2008 1:30:53 PM PST by TaxachusettsMan
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To: bolobaby

Hope this guy has an “accident” on the streets of Baghdad later tonight.


39 posted on 12/14/2008 2:10:13 PM PST by bayareablues
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To: tomymind; silent_jonny
The Secret Service is already ‘obamized’.

Oh please. The Secret Service agents selected to protect the President aren't desk jockey slugs or keyboard warriors. They don't disregard their oath because President Bush is at the end of the term.

40 posted on 12/14/2008 2:22:32 PM PST by retrokitten (I want to rock your gypsy soul, just like way back in the days of old- Into the Mystic)
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To: silent_jonny
SS agent on the left: "Oh, jeeez. I just screwed the pooch."

Looks like a deer in the headlights to me.


41 posted on 12/14/2008 2:26:36 PM PST by Zuben Elgenubi
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To: tomymind

42 posted on 12/14/2008 2:30:19 PM PST by Minipax
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To: retrokitten

I’ve worked with some Seccret Service agents for days and no way are they soft and it doesn’t matter who is President.

For the Secret Service: It’s GAME ON.


43 posted on 12/14/2008 2:30:22 PM PST by LiveFreeOrDie2001 (It's not Obama, it's O-bey-me !!!)
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To: devere

It it had been Kerry, he would have put in for another purple heart.


44 posted on 12/14/2008 2:36:37 PM PST by mware (F-R-E-E, that spells free. Free Republic.com baby.)
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To: All; tomymind; Faith; fatima; reformjoy; Kathy in Alaska; ExTexasRedhead; conservogirl; ...

.

Just for the LOVE of FREEDOM

BUSH = FREEDOM Soldier for all

.

For once a Soldier,

...they are still Soldiers.

On Guard even in Eternity:

http://www.ArmchairGeneral.com/forums/showthread.php?t=66978

.


45 posted on 12/14/2008 2:45:00 PM PST by ALOHA RONNIE ("ALOHA RONNIE" Guyer/Veteran-"WE WERE SOLDIERS" Battle of IA DRANG-1965 http://www.lzxray.com11)
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To: OldNavyVet
One thing Democrats, Communists, and like-minded totalitarian nuts have in common is their taking over the training of journalists in universities around the earth

They have been trained to attack those that are successful, unless it is a successful entertainer or university employee.

46 posted on 12/14/2008 2:46:06 PM PST by alrea
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To: tomymind
Young Arab male “journalist” showing rage at Bush for turning back Jihad.
47 posted on 12/14/2008 2:48:22 PM PST by Vision ("Test everything. Hold on to the Good." 1 Thessalonians 5:21)
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To: tomymind
This is upsetting in more ways than one. President Bush has worked so hard to free these people from tyranny. They are going to have to take the ball and run now on their own. Obama will not be there to help them further.

The slow reaction of the secret service is shocking. There was plenty of time before the second shoe for one or two of them to jump in front or push him down to protect him. No doubt, this will be in future training videos for those who will be in charge of protecting a president. It is shameful that our President was left up at the podium and had to protect himself. I am sure that Laura is not happy about this.

This is upsetting to watch. I pray that President Bush returns home safely, and continues to serve us without another incident. Those watching over him must be more alert. Very scary.

48 posted on 12/14/2008 2:48:44 PM PST by Swede Girl
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To: Wild Irish Rogue

Yep every liberal is hailing the idiot as a potential pulitzer winner.

Amazing how the liberals want us all to come together and sing Kum Bayah with Obama but they continue on with their disrespect to the office of the President.

Of course when someone as simple as Joe Wultzenberger questions their New Messiah Obama he is immediatly destroyed. Sad days ahead for America.


49 posted on 12/14/2008 2:51:55 PM PST by tomnbeverly ("In the hour of darkness and peril and need, the people will waken to listen and hear.....)
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To: tomymind

If this somehow transends into support for the President the Left will claim it was all a setup and staged for effect.


50 posted on 12/14/2008 2:54:59 PM PST by tomnbeverly ("In the hour of darkness and peril and need, the people will waken to listen and hear.....)
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