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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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To: America2012

I wish President Bush would have been allowed to stand tall with this foul jerk and got it on like two men instead of one excuse for a man throwing a shoe. Bush could have probably kicked his butt from here to kingdom come!!!


51 posted on 12/14/2008 2:36:11 PM PST by cubreporter
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To: America2012
The frickin' Secret Service should HANG THEIR HEADS IN SHAME. Send them all to wherever the h*ll they don't want to go.

Some difference from the way they responded to the RR shots in DC.

52 posted on 12/14/2008 2:36:13 PM PST by Pharmboy (BHO: making death and taxes yet MORE certain...)
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To: exit82

53 posted on 12/14/2008 2:37:48 PM PST by shineon
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To: shineon

54 posted on 12/14/2008 2:39:27 PM PST by shineon
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To: America2012

“Secret Service agents quickly wrestled the shoes to the ground.”


55 posted on 12/14/2008 2:45:34 PM PST by Erasmus (Zwischen des Teufels und des tiefen, blauen, Meers.)
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To: Abathar
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...”

Funny!
56 posted on 12/14/2008 3:10:44 PM PST by mlizzy
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To: America2012

I am so tired of the complete disrespect the world has for President Bush. The media has convinced everyone to hate him. The media is in complete glee reporting this.


57 posted on 12/14/2008 3:13:49 PM PST by kezzek
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To: America2012

Perhaps the journalist is a distant relative of Helen Thomas.

“Who throws a shoe, honestly? You fight like a woman.” -Austin Powers

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5D5oKEVqQJg


58 posted on 12/14/2008 3:25:47 PM PST by death2tyrants
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To: trumandogz
He will win a Pulitzer for that.

And for the rest of our lives, the Homeland Security Theater Troupe will make us take off our shoes at political rallies.

59 posted on 12/14/2008 3:30:25 PM PST by BlazingArizona
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To: happinesswithoutpeace

Correct.


60 posted on 12/14/2008 3:46:22 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

Looks like the Secret service weren’t able to put their best foot forward in protecting the prez.


61 posted on 12/14/2008 3:47:11 PM PST by Right Wing Assault (What's Obama's Secret?)
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To: happinesswithoutpeace

I wonder if future pressers will be mandatory shoeless. I would hope they pass out gas masks at the door.


62 posted on 12/14/2008 3:49:14 PM PST by Right Wing Assault (What's Obama's Secret?)
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To: Right Wing Assault

They should send these Secrect Service men to guard the big mouth Michelle NoObama.


63 posted on 12/14/2008 3:54:54 PM PST by ChicagoConservative27 (My President is Bobby Jindal)
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To: America2012

Pretty amazing reflexes. I’d have W on my dodgeball team any day.


64 posted on 12/14/2008 3:55:29 PM PST by yooper (If you don't know where you're going, any road will take you there......)
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To: yooper

I was shocked to see how quickly President Bush was able to respond too! I am glad he is ok! Liberals are disgusting in their hatefulness.


65 posted on 12/14/2008 4:01:00 PM PST by sheikdetailfeather (Obaminomics=bankrupt coal industry-make energy prices skyrocket-spread WHAT wealth around?)
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To: America2012

Perhaps this fella had a sweet gig back under Saddam, you know, typing up whatever Saddam’s press office faxed to him, and now he’s forced to live like every one else.


66 posted on 12/14/2008 4:02:26 PM PST by Oratam
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To: shineon

I’m a little slow today. I went by your Ed Sullivan picture and it was ten minutes before I got the joke. Nice job.


67 posted on 12/14/2008 4:11:27 PM PST by yooper (If you don't know where you're going, any road will take you there......)
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To: America2012

No one has said this yet!
We need to start background check and a 2 week cooling off period before you can purchase shoes! NOW!!!!!!!!!!!

Then we are going to institute a ban on assault shoes! Because they look menacing!


68 posted on 12/14/2008 4:11:30 PM PST by US_MilitaryRules (In Loving Memorey of the USA 1776 to 1/20/2009.. May she rest in peace.)
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To: Dudoight

I think he did work for an Egyptian TV channel but the reports are he was a local Iraqi correspondent who had done a lot of reporting from Sadr City in the past.

So I think this genius managed to get himself rendered IN his own country TO his own country.

lol.


69 posted on 12/14/2008 4:16:53 PM PST by happinesswithoutpeace (You are receiving this broadcast as a dream)
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To: America2012

when he got tackled, he squealed like a pig.


70 posted on 12/14/2008 4:19:38 PM PST by Cailleach
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To: America2012

Alleged quotes by the thrower.

1st shoe : “This is a gift from the Iraqis. This is the farewell kiss, you dog”

2nd shoe : “This is from the widows, the orphans and those who were killed in Iraq”


71 posted on 12/14/2008 4:20:41 PM PST by happinesswithoutpeace (You are receiving this broadcast as a dream)
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To: TexasCajun
Ya sure that wasn't one of the Astro's bullpen pitchers?

Positive! it was a Detroit Lions quarterback......

72 posted on 12/14/2008 4:22:47 PM PST by Hot Tabasco (What size shot works best on 4 calling birds?)
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To: America2012

I’d like to show him my 10 1/2 shoe to about a half a foot up his ass.


73 posted on 12/14/2008 4:25:40 PM PST by catfish1957 (Hey algore...You'll have to pry the steering wheel of my 317 HP V8 truck from my cold dead hands)
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To: America2012
Another shoe bomber ?
74 posted on 12/14/2008 4:25:42 PM PST by Vet_6780 ("I see debt people")
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To: America2012

Bush should have shot him. Poetic justice and all.


75 posted on 12/14/2008 4:27:59 PM PST by jwalsh07
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To: America2012

From what I saw on the newscasts Bush said, among other things, “I don’t blame him.” The fact is that two big shoes thrown hard can cause severe facial damage. What if they had been rocks which can kill or seriously disable? This should be the closing legacy of a man who reacts like a simpleton to a clear assault and serious physical attack on OUR highest national office - the presidency of the United States!


76 posted on 12/14/2008 5:17:41 PM PST by T.L.Sink (qst)
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To: sionnsar

What arab culture? Just some muslim Sand Nword thing.


77 posted on 12/14/2008 5:17:58 PM PST by dusttoyou (Buckwheat says OHTAY)
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To: BenLurkin

Agreed.

Other than ducking the shoes, the President did not flinch.

President Bush is one cool customer.


78 posted on 12/14/2008 5:29:42 PM PST by Momaw Nadon ("...with the ultimate goal of ending tyranny in our world.")
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To: dusttoyou

I highly commend to you the book “The Arab Mind” by (the late) Rafael Patai, if you want an idea of their worldview — which is VERY different from the American. My father-in-law deemed it essential education for dealing with Arabs, as he did in Saudi Arabia for GM. I haven’t had to, but found it a very interesting read nonetheless.


79 posted on 12/14/2008 5:32:24 PM PST by sionnsar (Iran Azadi|5yst3m 0wn3d-it's N0t Y0ur5 (SONY)|http://trad-anglican.faithweb.com/|RCongressIn2Years)
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To: trumandogz

If Scarborough has any balls Monday morning he will make some comparison of Olbermann to this clown.


80 posted on 12/14/2008 6:41:19 PM PST by magellan (u)
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To: All

Tell me if you see this in the news:

Troops give Bush a Sendoff
http://gatewaypundit.blogspot.com/2008/12/woah-troops-give-bush-tremendous.html


81 posted on 12/15/2008 12:13:53 AM PST by AliVeritas (Pray, Pray, Pray)
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To: Krankor
He throws his shoe at the very person that allowed him now to do it ... he would have been sent home in pieces in a garbage bag had he done it to Saddam .....
82 posted on 12/15/2008 8:59:33 AM PST by SkyDancer ("Talent Without Ambition Is Sad, Ambition Without Talent Is Worse")
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To: sionnsar

Man I can give a $hit about how to deal with muslims. Pershing had the right idea. Soak em in pig guts and shot em then bury them in pig skins. These creeps have been a danger to the civilized world ever since that pervert pedifile moohamid was pokin 8 year olds.


83 posted on 12/16/2008 5:56:31 PM PST by dusttoyou (Buckwheat says OHTAY)
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