Why he threw the shoe

From the always-entertaining Guardian:

When I threw the shoe in the face of the criminal, George Bush, I wanted to express my rejection of his lies, his occupation of my country, my rejection of his killing my people. My rejection of his plundering the wealth of my country, and destroying its infrastructure. And casting out its sons into a diaspora.

If I have wronged journalism without intention, because of the professional embarrassment I caused the establishment, I apologise. All that I meant to do was express with a living conscience the feelings of a citizen who sees his homeland desecrated every day. The professionalism mourned by some under the auspices of the occupation should not have a voice louder than the voice of patriotism. And if patriotism needs to speak out, then professionalism should be allied with it.

I didn’t do this so my name would enter history or for material gains. All I wanted was to defend my country.

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One Response to “Why he threw the shoe”

  1. jonolan Says:

    Or it could just be that we and the Iraqi military exterminated the Sunni insurgents that he was very strongly implicated with.

    Frankly, it was only America’s almost fearful respect for the Press that kept him off the gallows before the incident.

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