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Footwear Projectiles deflected for Democracy

Nothing else better to talk about today I guess… The radio had been buzzing all day long about President Bush’s surprise visit to Iraq.  Instead of focusing on the mission, to sign the papers setting a withdrawal date and to talk to the troops, thank them for their service etc…  The media is all up in arms because some Iraqi reporter removed his shoes and threw them at Bush (who reportedly easily dodged the footwear projectiles) and calling him a dog in Arabic.

Even Mr. Bush downplayed the whole thing, claiming it was no big deal, instead re-enforcing that Freedom of Expression is one the rights afforded in a Democracy.

Nothing quite like being insulted in a language you can’t understand… what’s the point?  Kudo’s for Bush for his reaction or lack thereof over the incident and focusing instead on the mission as a whole.