I will mention the shoe incident, forever preserved in history, but first, some good honest complaints.
As news tell the tale of how Bush has visited Baghdad, and how he is 'walking freely' around and attending electricity filled parties with maliki (yes, i've managed to pick the habit of complaining about how politicians seem to have an endless supply of electricity..), I really but can't help wonder, what do we think? hhhhh, I'm betting thoughts right now are along the lines of "why weren't they football boots..", well all i can say is its clear the next two days, no one will mention politics, electricity or water.
Do Iraqis love him, do they hate him? ('him' being either muntathar or bush) Being politically challenged, I decided it was best not to make an opinion until I had all the facts, or at least had some facts.
And most importantly of all, what are the views of the war in general?
I'm not sure, but I do know I care. But...this post was actually just to complain about the electricity. At a recent eid party, it closed off, and trust me, there's something very creepy about having no electricity in a hall full of people....As soon as the lights opened, it looked like a scene from one of a future films, where everyone has not moved, and it seemed as if time had frozen. I actually laughed when the electricity came back. Why? Because everyone had been holding their breaths in the darkness, and when the lights came back, there was a mass sound of "haaaa". You could even smell the breaths in the hall after that. :D
Muntathar al Zaidi, you deserve an award. I was hoping he would mention the electricity rather than "This is the end". Oh well. :D hhhhhhh.
I am still curious though..was he tackled to the floor minutes later? I was too busy laughing to actually notice. Jail would be terrible for such a .... controversial journalist.
I was unsure of how to react really. Well apart from the immediate laughter of course as I watched action replays with commentaries again and again.
And, did he come up with the words beforehand or on the spot? "From the iraqi people". I think some iraqi people would have done a lot worse.
Nevertheless, I should take this opportunity to say that Violence is not the answer . Even against politicians.
If any of you listen closely, The journalists voice states that the first shoe is " For the Widows" and the second shoe was "For the orphans".
Perhaps I should use this oppurtunity to remind everyone that widows and orphans were made of not just iraqis, but of the soldiers who died. the death toll and the casualties of the war spread so wide, that in my personal view his aim was to subject Bush to a little of the pain that he had caused to so many people.
And, now History will always remember Bush went out "wiya al kanadar" as they say, which basically is he went out with shoes. As a family memeber summed it up, there would have been more honour to Bush, if he was shot, but Muntathars aim wasn't in anger, but for disgrace.