Tuesday, December 16, 2008

George Bush,Iraq and Shoe

This incident will remain in the memory of George W Bush as the shoe that narrowly missed him and insulted his policies that had donned the fate of Iraq for 7 years.

An Iraqi journalist threw his sweaty shoes at George Bush, the US president, in his last visit to Baghdad, shouting: "This is a goodbye kiss from the Iraqi people, dog."

One of the shoes narrowly missed the president's head and slammed into the wall behind him.Nuri al-Maliki, the Iraqi prime minister, tried to block the second with his arm.

Throwing shoes at somebody is a supreme insult in the Middle East and the history of shoes goes down when senior Bush was the president.After Gulf war, Iraq's dictator Saddam Hussein had put a mosaic outside Iraq's Al-Rashid hotel. After that incident the battle of shoes was full on.

The US president George W Bush took the revenge of his father's insult and went ahead with the Iraq war to bring an anarchy to the ground. The result was a death of hundreds of innocents. A major incident that marked the end of the war and the beginning of insurgency in Iraq was the fall of the statue of Saddam Hussein.

A US soldier who climbed on top of the statue to anchor a rope made a blunder of putting the US flag on top of it. After the statue of Sadddam fell, locals hit it with shoes, showing disrespect for the dictator. That was the accomplished mission of revenge.

Saddam might be happy in the heaven or hell watching his revenge of shoe being taken by the reporter. The US president shrugged it off by saying, "This is what happens in street societies".
I'd agree with that, since such street societies are the breeding grounds of terrorists, and few such street societies being in Pakistan.