Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Iraqi Shoe Bomber

Check out the following excerpt from FoxNews.com (http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,467524,00.html):

"Those experiences helped mold a deep resentment of both the U.S. military's presence here and Iran's pervasive influence over Iraq's cleric-dominated Shiite community, according to his family.

'He hates the American physical occupation as much as he hates the Iranian moral occupation," Dhirgham said, alluding to the influence of pro-Iranian Shiite clerics in political and social life. 'As for Iran, he considers the regime to be the other side of the American coin.'"

Since he hates Iranian influence as much American influence, is he going to visit Iran and throw his shoes at Ahmadinejad? Not likely. I wonder why?

My take: A cowardly and highly emotional response, from a very unprofessional journalist. He knows that in a "democratic" society he can get away with that sort of thing. Why didn't he throw shoes at Sadam Hussein while he was in power, especially when he was torturing and killing Shiites and Kurds in droves?

Average Iraqi take: He's a hero.

This is why I think we should never have invaded.

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