January 2009 Archives

If the Shoe Fits

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Monument to Bush shoe-throwing shines at Iraqi orphanage - CNN.com:

"For the war-beaten orphans of the northern Iraqi city of Tikrit, this big old shoe fits. A monument to a shoe thrown at former President Bush is unveiled at the Tikrit Orphanage complex. A huge sculpture of the footwear hurled at President Bush in December during a trip to Iraq has been unveiled in a ceremony at the Tikrit Orphanage complex. Assisted by children at the home, sculptor Laith al-Amiri erected a brown replica of one of the shoes hurled at Bush and Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki by journalist Muntadhir al-Zaidi during a press conference in Baghdad."

(Via CNN.)

My favorite part of this article was the last line. "By tradition, throwing a shoe is the most insulting act in the Arab world."