I have a new hero

If you live under a rock and still dont know about how Muntadar al-Zaidi, an Iraqi Journalist threw both of his shoes at George W. Bush during his suprise visit to Iraq this weekend. Muntadar is my new hero, I want to buy that guy a huge beer.

The deal is, the Iraqi journalist have never had the opportunity to grill this Criminal President Bush…and Zaidi was a victim of the war because not long ago he was kidnapped by Shia Militiamen. He is pissed as well he and the rest of the Iraqi’s should be (and grossly ARE despite what the media lets you understand). Zaidi is in jail now because he protested against President Bush by throwing his shoes at him…and I say, release him.

For those that are not aware of some of the nuances of Islamic culture, simply sitting in a position where the bottom of your shoes face any person is considered a fairly massive insult, it more or less means that a person is dirt or dirtier than the ground you walk on…which is why throwing shoes is such a significant protest against Bush. If you will recall, when the huge statue of Hussein came down “Iraqi’s” were slapping it in the face with their shoes as a sign of protest and elation.

I couldn’t find the quotes as to what Zaidi said as he threw the shoes at Bush, but I remember from NPR hearing what he said, it was something to the affect of “This is for the Iraqi people you have ruined you dog, this is for the widows, this is your farewell kiss you dog!”. If anyone can find the exact quotes, comment below,  I would love to see them.

  • Whoah! it would have been great if he hit him! the guy should have practiced before doing it, it’s a once in a lifetime chance!

  • Bush has pretty good reflexes there. 😉

  • THE Best Laugh I had all Day ! Hehahaahaha

  • You’ve got your information slightly wrong. He was arrested because he missed.

  • Matt

    @ Pastilan: yes it would have—

    @ Mike: yea he surprised me a bit, not bad for an old man.
    my favorite part is when whatsisface tries to tip it away

    @ Shawn- true that, i been watching it all day

    @ Robert: HA, probably true

  • I heard about that this morning. I know that it was basically an assault against a head of state, but I would really like the fellow to be busily bustled through whatever trial and dumped back onto the street. As a statement it was extremely dangerous (to him) but it didn’t result in injury.

    I think my favorite comment from this given to me today was along the lines of, “Too bad that Bush ducked in time.”

    I am not surprised.

  • You’re all wrong. The funniest moment of all this is the goofy grin on Bush’s face after he dodges the first shoe. It’s like he’s saying, “Lol, you missed me, you loser.”

  • This morning, the AP quoted him as yelling, “This is a farewell kiss, you dog. This is from the widows, the orphans and those who were killed in Iraq.”

    Yeah, the stupid grin on his face and the pseudo attempt to deflect the second shoe…priceless. And the guy sitting in front of him that saw the first shoe fly, saw him bending down for the second, didn’t get up until the second shoe was thrown. Gotta love it.

  • I know about this.. but this is the first time I saw the vidz.. It's seriously funny.. The guy must have hated Bush so much to throw both his shoes at him!! LOL!

  • fat

    LOL…
    I was amazed!
    It would be better if he had hit bush.

  • Bush got a good reflex for his age though..lol!!!

  • My hero too. @ Bingtang, he does have fast reflexes for his age.

  • I heard about this incident, but never watched it on video, but seeing this picture is amazing.. I stayed on your site for a few extra minutes just to see the throwing attempts over and over again. Priceless!

  • Very funny indeed. This is the very first time I saw this video and I have to admit that it is still making me laugh while I am typing this comment. Too bad, he missed. I agree with you, they should release the guy, after all it was just reflexes….

  • Uh, you want to buy a Muslim a beer?

    I doubt he’d appreciate it…

    • Matt

      Muslims and Christians share alot of things, one thing is that there are just as many “luke warm” and non fundamentalist muslims as there are christians…I am holding on to the hope that maybe Al-Zaidi is a bit more liberal than Bin Laden or Ted Swaggart

  • sferener

    Bush was laughing at that loser. Muntadar throws like a girl and is an idiot. Good reflexes Mr President.

    • Matt

      Bush laughed because he doesn’t care about the lives he has affected by declaring war on a sovereign nation without any provocation whatsoever. He has been ignoring the facts and the protests for years, I am proud of Muntader for making his frustrations known.

  • The guy deserves another pair of shoes…to throw it again at Dubya. Ha ha…I love this video. I wonder if al-Zaidi got hold of an RPG instead of shoes?

  • He should throw bricks

  • sillysam

    Did he buy those shoes at the “painless shoe outlet”?

  • AWESOME!!! YEs it would have been great if it HIT!!!
    And the dude should be released since Bush didn’t get hit and getting hit with a shoe isn’t lethal unless it had some sort of gadgetry built in it…