Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Bush Shoe Thrower Gets Taste Of Own Medicine

NPR is reporting that Muntadhar al-Zeidi, the Iraqi television reporter who became infamous for throwing his shoes at former President George W. Bush last December, was himself the target of a copycat shoe-thrower during an appearance in Paris.



As reported by Agence France Presse:

Television reporter Muntazer al-Zaidi was in Paris to promote his campaign for the "victims of the US occupation in Iraq" when a fellow Iraqi critic turned the tables on him, shouting: "Here's another shoe for you."
The thickset man with an Iraqi accent made a brief speech in Arabic during the question and answer session, defending US policy and accusing Zaidi of "working for dictatorship in Iraq," before throwing his shoe.
The missile was thrown hard at Zaidi's head, but he managed to dodge it and it bounced harmlessly off a curtain erected behind the speakers by the event's hosts, the Foreign Press Welcome Centre in Paris.
Zaidi's brother grappled with and slapped the man, whom witnesses later described as an asylum-seeker they know only as "Khayat", before venue staff and bystanders separated them and the aggressor was hustled away.
"When I used this method, it was against the occupation. I did not use it against a compatriot," Zaidi complained. "I always knew the occupier and his lackeys would stop at nothing to get to me."

16 comments:

Amusing Bunni said...

Now the shoe is on the other foot...bwhhahhhhaaa

The_Kid said...

Too bad he missed. Cause mookie never saw it coming in time.

Jim McMahon said...

These guys are worse aims than the shitheads are here in Chicago. I wish someone would teach them to hit what they aim for.

j summ said...

i thought bush derangement syndrome only affected those that lived in the states. reference the "I always knew the occupier and his lackeys would stop at nothing to get me" blast. perhaps msnbc will offer him a spot of his own, before or after overbite or tingly's show.

Soloman said...

Bunni - too funny.

Soloman said...

Kid - agreed, any aim at all and he'd have had a full black eye.

Soloman said...

Jim - it's not IED's or bomb-belts after all, which is all they understand...

Soloman said...

j summ - I caught that BDR reference too, which is why I included it in my post. Unreal isn't it?

The Conservative Lady said...

The only thing that would have made it better is if the guy had stepped in dog doo, had a better aim and actually hit Zaidi in the face. Then he would literally be a "sh*thead".

Soloman said...

TCL - I'll take figuratively and be happy, but I agree that to make it literal would have been most hilarious!

Opus #6 said...

You know what they say.

Live by the shoe...

Die by the shoe.

JihadGene said...

I'd throw a boot up in his...well, you know.

"What goes around comes around, fool."
-Mr T

Snarky Basterd said...

A thing of beauty ... it was especially hilarious seeing how mad he got.

Soloman said...

Opus - somebody who is not so Democrat party politically correct might get this guy a Nike or Adidas contract, I think..

Soloman said...

Gene - I'll buy you that boot.

And Mr. T was no fool...

Soloman said...

Snarky B... that's what I call irony.