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Bush Ducks As Journalist Throws Shoes at His Head in Iraq Video

Bush Ducks as Journalist Throws Shoes at His Head in Iraq

While President Bush held a press conference in Iraq, where he is on an unannounced farewell visit today, a journalist threw an unannounced pair of shoes at him. Bush, who has quick reflexes, responded to the incident saying:

"It's a way for people to draw attention. I don't know what the guy's cause is. But one thing is for certain. He caused you to ask me a question about it. I didn't feel the least bit threatened by it. These journalists here were very apologetic. They . . . said this doesn't represent the Iraqi people, but that's what happens in free societies where people try to draw attention to themselves."

In Muslim culture (and probably most others) throwing shoes at someone is considered an insult.

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Xemena Xemena 8 years
nice duck
kastarte2 kastarte2 8 years
I find it interesting how so many people though TS was talking about them in comment #159. Guilty conscience much? ;)
stephley stephley 8 years
"Steph then came back, out of the blue (comment #155), that she backs down when she's wrong. She's obviously taunting me" Actually, 155 was directed at Frank & Ava's # 144: "Ummm just b/c she's passionate about politics it doesn't mean she's PMSing. She's always like that. :eyeroll:" I have no interest in taunting anyone and I apologize for the confusion.
True-Song True-Song 8 years
>And up to this point I haven't felt the need to say anything, but TS brought it up in comment #160. For what reason I don't know. I brought it up? Check the comment right before mine.
bleached bleached 8 years
Aren't we supposed to be talking about Bush's cat-like reflexes?
Trixie6 Trixie6 8 years
I said, previously in this thread, that I was leaving. I also said, after Steph said that she would leave too if she got so much wrong, that she should leave because she was wrong. Those comments were made last night. Steph then came back, out of the blue (comment #155), that she backs down when she's wrong. She's obviously taunting me. And up to this point I haven't felt the need to say anything, but TS brought it up in comment #160. For what reason I don't know.
Michelann Michelann 8 years
I always do!
True-Song True-Song 8 years
No need to explain! And enjoy your victory! : )
Michelann Michelann 8 years
Well I could explain, but it's best to leave that ridiculousness in the past. But I'm always happy to be able to entertain!
True-Song True-Song 8 years
Whoa, really? I honest to god (or whoever) do not remember. And I wouldn't peg you for it, unless you were just Having a Day.
Michelann Michelann 8 years
TS, I believe the incident (and the nut) to which you are referring was me. And I think you remember it was me, but maybe you're just too kind to say so ;) And BTW I still call that one a victory!
True-Song True-Song 8 years
Agreed, sarah. If your feelings get hurt when strangers on the internet disagree with you or even make jokes at your expense, perhaps it's best to unplug. Read a book, take a walk.
bluesarahlou bluesarahlou 8 years
I said something along these lines in another thread (and I see it applies here as well), it seems lately people have a problem when someone disagrees with their statements. If your feelings get hurt when someone doesn't agree with what you said, posting your opinion on a public thread probably isn't the greatest idea.
True-Song True-Song 8 years
What about calling people rude, witchy, condescedning, saying they're making generalizations or claiming they're attacking you? In the post or PMs? I'm confused about the rules. And what if you just came in to flounce out? That is, if you posted just to say why you hate the site and everyone who posts on it and that's why you're leaving and never coming back? Is that okay to put here, or do we need to PM everyone individually to tell them about how they suck? Just wanna get the rules right!
tiabia tiabia 8 years
This has gotten completely off topic. Let's try to keep all "finger-pointing" and "she said/ she said" and "I'm right, your wrongs" and "this is my interpretations" to guestbooks and private messages...kudos
lilkimbo lilkimbo 8 years
Oh no! I didn't mean that you were attacking or anything. I honestly don't think it was me! I just think it would be funny if it was because I don't remember it.
True-Song True-Song 8 years
Lil K, I really don't remember. If it was you, sorry! I didn't mean to bring it up to make fun of anyone. It's just always what I think of when someone declares victory because someone stops replying immediately. Like, dude, maybe she had to go to the bathroom...
Great-Sommelier Great-Sommelier 8 years
stephley stephley 8 years
There's a lot to love about you GS ;)
Great-Sommelier Great-Sommelier 8 years
TS, just take up your problems with me in pm please. Everyone else is tired of seeing your ire towards me played out in public.
lilkimbo lilkimbo 8 years
Heck, maybe it was me and I have blocked it from my memory or something.
lilkimbo lilkimbo 8 years
TS, that's great! I honestly don't remember that time, but I kind of wish I did.
True-Song True-Song 8 years
It always makes me think of that one time when someone (I honestly forget who and can't be arsed to even figure it out so I'm not trying to call anyone out) got all up in their mug because yy didn't immediately answer their question. It was epic, because other people were like, well maybe she's at work, and whoever was analyzing the time stamps on comments. It was so funny. But in this case aren't talking about someone who said flat out, I'm done on this thread? Anyways. In a very general and non-specific way, it seems like the ones who are so quick to point out the rudeness of others are typically not Miss Manners themselves.
Great-Sommelier Great-Sommelier 8 years
Taunting someone who hasn't responded yet saying they ran away because they couldn't argue isn't debating. That is just being rude.
lilkimbo lilkimbo 8 years
On a side note, blue, I broke my finger playing kickball! Gym class can cause serious injury.
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