A Not So Fond Farewell.

I am a bit surprise nobody have posted this video. If you have been anywhere near a television within the last few days, you have probably seen a clip of this. It is a clip of President Bush’s farewell visit to Iraq. During the press conference, an Iraqi journalist threw his shoes at the president out of anger towards the president and the American occupation of Iraq.
The journalist threw the first shoe and told the president: “this is a gift from the Iraqis, this is the farewell kiss, you dog,” he then threw the second shoe and said “this is from the widows, the orphans and those who were killed in Iraq!”
When asked later about the incident, the president responded: “It doesn’t bother me. If you want the facts, it was a size 10 shoe that he threw.” He went to add: “I don’t know what the guy’s cause is… I didn’t feel the least bit threatened by it.”

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2 Responses to “A Not So Fond Farewell.”

  1. I think that Bush played it off pretty well. when i first saw this i was like “good thing he dodged it”. Im not sure how he was supposed to react or what would have been proper to say but I think he did a pretty good job. I am upset that the reporter did this because it is little things like this that start bigger problems. It just unfortunate in my opinion.

  2. When footage of this event happened, it took up almost all of the “Most Viewed” section of YouTube. This event was extremely epic. What made it so epic was the chosen words said by the Iraqi and the reaction made by George Bush.

    “This is a gift from the Iraqis, this is the farewell kiss, you dog,” he then threw the second shoe and said, “this is from the widows, the orphans and those who were killed in Iraq!”

    Those give me chills because it showcases the amount of respect some people still have for President Bush. A lot of resentment will always loom over the George Bush name.

    The fact that President Bush didn’t seem bothered by the reporter’s words made me concerned. It obviously sounds like George Bush as no guilty conscience over how he has handled the war in Iraq.

    I feel the media has handled this controversy well and not exploiting the fact that Bush was as everyone already knows. I just wonder what goes through this man’s head when he sleeps at night.

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