It wasn’t your usual boring Presidential Press Conference today in Iraq as a native journalist, Muntadar al-Zeidi, turned things into an exciting episode of Dodge My Footwear! when he decided to stand up and hurl his shoes at the visiting conqueror, one George W. Bush.
As he threw the shoes he yelled in Arabic, “This is a farewell kiss, you dog!”
What lessons can be learned from this? Well, perhaps a smug, glad handing, photo-op tour of a country that you’ve invaded, who’s cities you have levelled, who’s people you have slaughtered and tortured and humiliated, is not the greatest idea your Press Secratary and PR people ever came up with.
And Muntadar? Dude, you have lead low in that situation. Aim for his chest and when he ducks, wham! Right in the melon.
Nice try, though.