A shoe hold up

January 2, 2009

Since Iraqi journalist Muntazer al-Zaidi hurled his shoes at President Bush, footwear has become an integral part of rallies around the world. You Witness contributor Roshan Norouzi shows us the shoe effect during a protest in Tehran against Israeli air strikes on Gaza.

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Pure and beautiful the greatest single act of defiance against a totalitarian regime. Bush will be remembered not only as the worst western leader of all time,but by the end of his 8 year reign of terror and destruction on a global scale. I just wish that this Iraqi reporter had hit with at least one shoe. The realization that every other leader in the free world never got shoes thrown at them, Poetic Justice.

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Love it – throwing shows at a president – how simple! Think Bush will ever forget that moment? No. Bush will forget or does not know how many people died in Iraq because of his decision to go to war. Bush will forget or does not know how many Americans died in Iraq. The man who threw the shoes made his point. The Iraqi people are suffering GREATLY because of Bush’s decision to go to war and the because of the willing presence of the U.S. military in Iraq, still fighting and killing innocent people.Wonder what Bush thinks of every morning he puts on a pair of shoes and every night him he takes them off.Throwing a pair of shoes at a “leader” – terrific!

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