It is often said that one of the fundamental tenets of any democracy is freedom of speech. Bush has always insisted that US occupation of Iraq was meant to “bring democracy” (read: get the oil) to this war-torn Middle Eastern nation.
Therefore judging from yesterday’s incident involving two hand-propelled size 10 Iraqi shoes hurled at Bush’s face during a live press conference in Iraq, I guess your job there is done, Mr. Bush: you even have Iraqi journalists throwing shoes at you just to show just how much they embrace their new found freedom of speech.
On a serious note, a tip of my hat to all the journalists out there that have stood up and spoke out against our often misguided “leaders” and have always challenged status quo whenever injustice and oppression prevails.
Better luck next time. You almost had him.