Maybe this is what liberals call…”a teaching moment”.
Iraqi moonbat, Muntazer al-Zaidi really started something. After his two famous throws of one shoe after the other at President Bush ( missing him both times), it seems there are many copycats out there that want to get in on the shoe-throwing action.
In Baghdad’s Shiite slum of Sadr City, thousands of supporters of radical Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr burned American flags to protest against Bush and called for the release of al-Zeidi.
“Bush, Bush, listen well: Two shoes on your head,” the protesters chanted in unison.
In Najaf, a Shiite holy city, some protesters threw their shoes at an American patrol as it passed by. Witnesses said the American troops did not respond and continued on their patrol.
In Gaza, 2008 was declared “The year of the shoe”.
Code Pink, (surprising no one) took the opportunity to hold a shoe throwing event outside of the White House. Anything to get some face time on the news, I guess.
Other assorted moonbats got in on the act, as well, creating a website for like minded exhibitionists:
A shoe throwing contest, organized by the Mohammad Rassoolollah Brigade, was held December 26th in Tehran, after the Friday prayers:
This is how people behave right after they get through praying?
I imagine all of the people in these photos are as pleased as punch with our new President elect, because he represents change…a change from that abominable cretin Bush, because we all hate the President so very, very much.
Or do we?
Headquarters 18th Airborne Corps Public Affairs
14 Dec 2008 Baghdad IQ:
The soldiers, Marines, sailors and airmen in the audience gave the president a rousing welcome. Calls of “Hooah” came from the soldiers and “Oorah” from the Marines, many of whom have had multiple deployments to the region.
“I want to tell you this about … my decision about troop levels,” the president said. “Those decisions will be based on a calm assessment by our military commanders on the conditions on the ground – not a nervous reaction by Washington politicians to poll results in the media.”
Obama recently visited some Marines in Hawaii:
I believe his reception was described as, “polite”:
The diners represented seven military units — Marine and Navy — some of whom were joined by their families for Christmas dinner.
As Obama entered the room, it was absent of the regular fanfare of cheering and clapping. The diners were polite, staying seated at their respective tables and waited for the president-elect to come to them to stand up.
But….the shoe-throwers love him.