Yesterday’s incident was really one to be remembered. Bush came to Iraq to meet the Prime Minister. Later, while holding a press conference, where he highlighted how America played a role in bringing the country’s peace back and how to move forward, a reported working for an Iraqi television station just suddenly took off one of his shoes and hurled them at the president. Shouting that this was his farewell gift, summoning him as a dog. The incident really made me feel strange. The most powerful man on earth being confronted with a shoe like this.
It might have appeared to be a bit funny initially by the footage shown. But looked otherwise, the matter signifies a great philosophical grievance that some people, specially of the affected Middle East region possess against the American administration. Which led to this incident, a direct insult to the highest order of administration in America. Iraqis simply cannot restrain their anguish and inconsolable rage at this point of time. A diplomatic solution, I presume, wouldn't have had led to this incident.
I remember shoes being thrown at Saddam Hussein’s statue a few years back, when he was captured by Bush. And now it’s Bush himself. It's a queer feeling to see how the fact keeps proving again and again - that the world is definitely round !! 🙂