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    Iraqi journalist throws shoes at Bush.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/1..._n_150832.html

    Wow!! Bush came close to getting hit with a couple of flying shoes today when an Iraqi journalist took off his shoes and flung them at Bush while he was standing at a podium during a joint news conference he was holding with the Iraqi Prime Minister. I wonder what the Iraqis will do with this nut case?

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    Let's hope they give him a Guantanamo flogging.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Terminator View Post
    Let's hope they give him a Guantanamo flogging.
    And an old fashion keel-haul.

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    Considering we've convicted a would-be terrorist for hiding explosives in his shoes, I think the Secret Service showed great restraint by not lighting the reporter up like a Christmas tree.
    "If everyone is thinking alike, then someone isn't thinking." -Gen. George S. Patton

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rhino View Post
    Considering we've convicted a would-be terrorist for hiding explosives in his shoes, I think the Secret Service showed great restraint by not lighting the reporter up like a Christmas tree.

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    Good gobbildy goo!

    Watch if Nobama doesn't impose a shoe ban now.

    "When shoes are banned, only outlaws (and terrorists) will have shoes."


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    Bush's retort: "These kinds of things happen in a free and democratic society..."

    Absolutely priceless.

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    If it would have been Obama, what would he have said?
    "Well, uuuh,,, I,, uhhh,,, Well it seems,, uuuuh,, I'm , uuuhh,,, well I'll get back to you on it. I uuuh, don't know,,,, uuh,,, Where am I anyway? "
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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Al View Post
    If it would have been Obama, what would he have said?
    "Well, uuuh,,, I,, uhhh,,, Well it seems,, uuuuh,, I'm , uuuhh,,, well I'll get back to you on it. I uuuh, don't know,,,, uuh,,, Where am I anyway? "
    No, if that was Obama up on the podium, the journalist would have been kissing his feet- along with the rest of the media.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rhino View Post
    No, if that was Obama up on the podium, the journalist would have been kissing his feet- along with the rest of the media.
    That is true too!!!
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    The Prez has some pretty good reflexes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rhino View Post
    Considering we've convicted a would-be terrorist for hiding explosives in his shoes, I think the Secret Service showed great restraint by not lighting the reporter up like a Christmas tree.
    You must spready some reputation around before....
    I'm your huckleberry...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cidp24 View Post
    The Prez has some pretty good reflexes.
    LOL I thought the same thing
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    It was funny watching him talk about it after the fact. He said he found it funny and the Secret Service didn't dogpile the guy because Bush pretty much told them not to with hand gestures. Given the circumstances, it's only funny because neither of the shoes exploded.
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    In modern Islamic cultures, striking a person or image with a shoe is akin to spitting on someone here in the states. It's meant to be an insult . . . provided you can actually make contact. Guy would make a compelling starter for the Seattle Mariner's pitching squad. He throws straighter and better.

    Meanwhile, the reporters around him looked ready to pound his scrawny ass for the insult.

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    I am with Rhino......had that occured here, that asshole would be bleeding from a dozen holes before the first shoe landed.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Car 4 View Post
    I am with Rhino......had that occured here, that asshole would be bleeding from a dozen holes before the first shoe landed.


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    No doubt!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cidp24 View Post
    The Prez has some pretty good reflexes.
    +1

    Maybe he had practice!

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    As some of you can attest to, I'm no fan of Bush's. I don't hate him, either. I just disagree with him more often than not.

    But I think so far he's handled this shoe-throwing incident with class and style. Clearly the liberal media was chomping at the bit to wait for him to loose his cool and he didn't give them the satisfaction. He played it off- and from what I hear- even kept his SS agent from pulling him out the door.

    Kudos, Mr. President.
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