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    Re: Shoe thrower 'beaten in custody' .

    Quote Originally Posted by Korimyr the Rat View Post
    Same standard. One does not throw things at visiting Heads of State; that is not how civilized people air their grievances, and that sort of behavior creates international incidents-- that can lead to repercussions for your country.
    Is the head of China or North Korea a civilised person?

    I would not condemn the throwing of shoes or the likes against all, it is understandable in some cases.

    I don't mind Bush as man personally, he seems like a nice guy, even if I despise his policies. But I can understand this mans anger and would not condemn him, it almost seems rather comic really to me. As I said if it were Blair I might buy him a beer.
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    Re: Shoe thrower 'beaten in custody' .

    Quote Originally Posted by Reverend_Hellh0und View Post
    So what is the issue?
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    Re: Shoe thrower 'beaten in custody' .

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    Re: Shoe thrower 'beaten in custody' .

    One does not throw things at visiting Heads of State
    Also who counts as a head of state.

    Would the EU president or grand wanker or whatever they call him these days be okay?



    And what about Brown, he isn't actually our head of state.
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    Re: Shoe thrower 'beaten in custody' .

    Quote Originally Posted by Wessexman View Post
    Is the head of China or North Korea a civilised person?
    Yes. We may not agree with their policies, but they are civilized.

    But even if they were not, does it matter? As a visiting Head of State, they would be in this country on diplomatic business with our government-- business that assaulting them would surely disrupt, to neither of our country's benefit. Such an action would embarrass both your government and your countrymen, and yourself if you were possessed of any sense of dignity. (Not to imply that you are lacking such. I mean in general.)

    I think I would be terribly ashamed to discover that a member of my family had thrown something at a person in this country on diplomatic business-- especially a high-ranking official.

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    Re: Shoe thrower 'beaten in custody' .

    Quote Originally Posted by Korimyr the Rat View Post
    Yes. We may not agree with their policies, but they are civilized.

    But even if they were not, does it matter? As a visiting Head of State, they would be in this country on diplomatic business with our government-- business that assaulting them would surely disrupt, to neither of our country's benefit. Such an action would embarrass both your government and your countrymen, and yourself if you were possessed of any sense of dignity. (Not to imply that you are lacking such. I mean in general.)

    I think I would be terribly ashamed to discover that a member of my family had thrown something at a person in this country on diplomatic business-- especially a high-ranking official.
    It depends, Bush is quite unpopular on a global scale. Someone would probably be shouted beers if they did it to him in Aussieland.
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    Re: Shoe thrower 'beaten in custody' .

    Quote Originally Posted by Wessexman View Post
    It depends, Bush is quite unpopular on a global scale. Someone would probably be shouted beers if they did it to him in Aussieland.
    If this is true, I think it says far more about Australia than it would about President Bush, and I am afraid that what it says about Australia isn't particularly nice.

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    Re: Shoe thrower 'beaten in custody' .

    Quote Originally Posted by Korimyr the Rat View Post
    If this is true, I think it says far more about Australia than it would about President Bush, and I am afraid that what it says about Australia isn't particularly nice.
    It's not just in Australia that Bush is incredibly unpopular.

    This guy is a hero in his country.

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    Re: Shoe thrower 'beaten in custody' .

    Quote Originally Posted by bub View Post
    It's not just in Australia that Bush is incredibly unpopular.
    Hell, President Bush is incredibly unpopular in his home country.

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    Re: Shoe thrower 'beaten in custody' .

    Who beat him up? I thought he was the new hero of the Arab world? I thought all the Arabs think it's awesome to throw shoes at Bush.

    I hope our new president tells all those people to piss off.

    Bush got rid of the one man that killed more Muslims than any other man in history.

    We helped the Muslims in the Balkans. We tried to help them in Somalia. We helped them in Kuwait. We helped them in Afghanistan.

    We have lost 4,000 soldiers in Iraq trying to keep those savages from killing each other after we liberated them from a complete madman.

    Seriously, who needs them?

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