An Iraqi reporter at a press conference with Prime Minister Maliki and President Bush threw his shoes at the president today. Bush ducked both attempts, and was not hurt.
Liberal anti war types will no doubt hail this as the true feelings among Iraqis for our unjust and illegal war to remove Saddam Hussein. Clearly this never would have happened had we not invaded.
I would respond to them that this Iraqi man threw his shoes in protest of the political situation in Iraq. Clearly this would have never happened had we not invaded, because Saddam didn't have press conferences with free press. His state propaganda agents would have been executed for a dirty look, let alone a thrown shoe.
Rather then face summary execution, this reporter will now face the Iraqi criminal justice system.
Freedom isn't free.