Wednesday, December 17, 2008

The Other Shoe

I read in the news recently that President Bush went to Iraq and while giving a press conference a journalist threw shoes at Bush, a form of mideastern insult.

I put forth the proposition that Iraq finally "gets it" and has realized the American dream of freedom of speech. The guy didn't agree with Bush's views or policies, and instead of killing innocent people ... instead of killing anyone ... he chose to express his opinion. Nobody was hurt in the incident, with the possible exception of the shoe-thrower, who by some reports was somewhat bloodied by the security detail.

Wouldn't it be nice if the heads of state of the US and Iraq jointly pardoned this individual, and made a point of mentioning freedom of speech?

We Americans already take off our shoes at the airport. Maybe in Iraq they will take them off at press conferences.

1 comment:

Cat in the Foxgloves said...

Personally I wouldn't mind tossing a shoe or two at Bush.....and I agree that throwing shoes is much better than shooting someone!

Love the picture of the day!