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Giant Shoe Honors Journalist Who Targeted Bush 60 60

Posted by samzenpus
from the don't-get-no-respect dept.
A town in Iraq has unveiled a giant monument in honor of the journalist who threw his shoe at former US President George W. Bush. The statue, unveiled in former dictator Saddam Hussein's home town of Tikrit, depicts a bronze-colored shoe, filled with a plastic shrub. Fatin Abdul Qader, head of an orphanage and children's organization in the town, said the one-and-a-half-ton monument by artist Laith al-Amiri was titled "statue of glory and generosity." This statue is the least expression of our appreciation for Muntazer al-Zaidi, because Iraqi hearts were comforted by his throw." Mission accomplished.

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Giant Shoe Honors Journalist Who Targeted Bush

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  • by sumdumass (711423) on Tuesday February 03, 2009 @03:28AM (#26706045) Journal

    Like many people in your situation, you are infering too much.

    First, the US didn't tear down the shoe, Iraq did. Second, it isn't like the same hasn't happened elswhere in the world when the things are created on other people's propery, without permits, unsafe and so on.

    Bush is out of office. You can drop the act now.

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