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Thread: Does bush deserve to have a shoe thrown at him?

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    Re: Does bush deserve to have a shoe thrown at him?

    Dude, Bush seemed to think it was funny so guess he has less respect for his office than you

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    Re: Does bush deserve to have a shoe thrown at him?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kali View Post
    Dude, Bush seemed to think it was funny so guess he has less respect for his office than you
    I think that it was funny too...
    He casually dodged the shoe and smiled. Funny. Yay!

    THAT is not the issue though...
    The issue is that people think that throwing a shoe at a person, much less the President,
    is moral behavior.

    IT IS NOT.

    They are applauding this action.
    They are going further and saying that this man should be shot!
    This is not only immoral, but a Federal Offense.

    I expect people to respect each other and institutions.
    Respect Education...
    Respect Police Depts....
    Respect Fire Brigades...
    Respect the Office of the President of the United States...


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    Re: Does bush deserve to have a shoe thrown at him?

    Bush said: “It doesn’t bother me,” Bush told reporters. “So what if he threw a shoe at me.” The president said it showed free speech in a democracy.

    So it seems Bush supports freedom of speech even if you do not.

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    Re: Does bush deserve to have a shoe thrown at him?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kali View Post
    Bush said: “It doesn’t bother me,” Bush told reporters. “So what if he threw a shoe at me.” The president said it showed free speech in a democracy.

    So it seems Bush supports freedom of speech even if you do not.
    Assaulting somebody is freedom of speech? Get a ****ing clue.
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    Re: Does bush deserve to have a shoe thrown at him?

    Quote Originally Posted by earthworm View Post
    Do not ask that question to anyone who has lost a son in daughter in Iraq !
    If man continues in his greedy, hateful ways, more than rights will be lost..
    I did not ask you, I asked a general question.

    Was your son or daughter forced to serve, or was it voluntary?

    Again, what rights did YOU lose?

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    Re: Does bush deserve to have a shoe thrown at him?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kali View Post
    Bush said: “It doesn’t bother me,” Bush told reporters. “So what if he threw a shoe at me.” The president said it showed free speech in a democracy.

    So it seems Bush supports freedom of speech even if you do not.
    Link/Quote me were Bush said that throwing a shoe is considered Freedom of Speech.
    No? You're a liar.
    Yes? Bush is an idiot.

    Either way it doesn't change the facts. I don't give a **** what Bush thought of the event. It is still disrespectful and your refusal to even admit that one little bit shows how retarded your thinking is. At 15 you say you were smarter than adults? How old are you now then... 13?
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    Re: Does bush deserve to have a shoe thrown at him?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    Assaulting somebody is freedom of speech? Get a ****ing clue.
    Bush is the one that said it so guess he needs to get the ****ing clue

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    Re: Does bush deserve to have a shoe thrown at him?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    I think that it was funny too...
    He casually dodged the shoe and smiled. Funny. Yay!

    THAT is not the issue though...
    The issue is that people think that throwing a shoe at a person, much less the President,
    is moral behavior.

    IT IS NOT.

    They are applauding this action.
    They are going further and saying that this man should be shot!
    This is not only immoral, but a Federal Offense.

    I expect people to respect each other and institutions.
    Respect Education...
    Respect Police Depts....
    Respect Fire Brigades...
    Respect the Office of the President of the United States...


    I didn't expect you to get it, and I didn't expect you to stay on point either.
    Bush didn't seem to respect any of these institutions of Iraq after he invaded so why should he earn the same respect back?

    The office of the Office of the President of the United States is there to be questioned, once aquired it does not give cart blanc to do whatever you want or demand imidiate respect, please tell me 3 things G Bush has done to earn this respect, let alone the white house.

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    Re: Does bush deserve to have a shoe thrown at him?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kali View Post
    Bush is the one that said it so guess he needs to get the ****ing clue
    Kali you're so dishonest it's not even worth it :

    Dec. 14 (Bloomberg) -- President George W. Bush ducked two shoes thrown at him by a man during a press conference in the Iraqi prime minister’s office to mark the signing of a security agreement.

    Bush wasn’t hit by the shoes, which both sailed over his head after they were thrown one after the other. The president shrugged and said “I’m OK” after the incident in Baghdad today. “All I can report is it is a size 10,” Bush said afterwards.

    In Arab culture, throwing shoes is a grave show of disrespect. “This is the farewell kiss, you dog,” the man shouted in Arabic.

    After U.S. troops pulled down a statue of former dictator Saddam Hussein in 2003, Iraqi bystanders tossed shoes at it, according to news reports at the time. Bush said today’s incident was an example of free speech in a democracy.

    The man threw the shoes from about 25 feet away as Bush, standing with Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, made formal remarks before the signing of the Iraqi-U.S. agreement. Maliki tried to block the second thrown shoe as it flew toward Bush, according to video of the incident shown on television.

    Wrestled to Ground

    The shoe-thrower, who was in a group of journalists, was wrestled to the ground and taken away. “This is from the widows, the orphans and those who were killed in Iraq,” shouted the man, later identified by the Associated Press as Muntadar al-Zeidi, a correspondent for Al-Baghdadia television, an Iraqi- owned station based in Cairo, Egypt.

    At the signing ceremony, Bush said a free and democratic Iraq will now become “a force for freedom” and a “source of stability in a volatile region.”

    “There is still more work to be done,” Bush said. “The war is not over.” The president said that with the agreement, “and the courage of the Iraqi people, and the Iraqi troops, and American troops and civilian personnel, it is decisively on its way to being won.”

    Bush arrived today in Baghdad on a surprise visit -- his last to Iraq as commander-in-chief -- to celebrate the agreement, thank U.S. troops and meet with Iraqi leaders.

    It was Bush’s fourth visit to a nation transformed by the U.S.-led war he started in 2003. It follows three weeks after Iraq’s parliament approved an accord with the U.S. that provides for the withdrawal of American troops by the end of 2011.

    Obama’s Plan

    President-elect Barack Obama has said one of his first acts as commander-in-chief would be to direct his military commanders to begin withdrawing troops “as quickly as we can” while maintaining stability in Iraq, ensuring the safety of U.S. troops and preventing a resurgence of terrorism.

    The president has made three previous unannounced trips to Iraq -- on Thanksgiving 2003, June 13, 2006, and Sept. 3, 2007.

    While those earlier trips were intended largely to bolster troop morale and shore up domestic support for the unpopular war, Bush’s latest Iraq visit amounted to a valedictory appearance. He leaves office on Jan. 20.

    Bush ended his visit to Baghdad by addressing more than 1,000 troops at Camp Victory, the staging area in Baghdad for U.S. forces. He was greeted by cheers and whoops inside the late Saddam Hussein’s Al Faw palace, where he stood beneath an American flag that reached nearly to the rotunda of the palace.

    The surge of additional U.S. troops sent to Iraq early last year to quell sectarian violence has been “one of the greatest successes in the history of the United States military,” Bush said.
    Where does Bush say this is the Iraqis using their freedom of speech. Please point it out.
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