Can’t Wait To Be Rid Of Laura Either…

1 comment December 29th, 2008at 08:15pm Posted by Eli

Ick.  Just… ick:

First Lady Laura Bush “wasn’t amused” by the Iraqi who hurled two shoes at her husband – and said Sunday the jailed man is lucky Saddam Hussein is no longer in power.

“If Saddam Hussein had been there, the man wouldn’t have been released. And he probably, you know, would have been executed,” the First Lady said on “Fox NewsSunday.”

“It was an assault,” she said. “And that’s what it is. And it would be an assault to anyone. The President laughed it off. He wasn’t hurt. He’s very quick. As you know, he’s a natural athlete. And that’s it. But on the other hand, it is an assault, and I think it should be treated that way, and I think people should think of it that way.”

As “bad as the incident is,” she said, it is an indication of progress. “It is a sign that Iraqis feel a lot freer to express themselves,” she said.

Dubya is just sooo dreamy!

And I really don’t see the shoe-throwing as a stirring endorsement of free speech in the post-Saddam era so much as a complaint that it is not much of an improvement… if any.

In any case, the fact that al-Zaidi was “merely” arrested and savagely beaten, and may very well be imprisoned for many years instead of being executed does not exactly make me feel warm and fuzzy all over.  And the swooning over Dubya’s natural athleticism just makes it downright icky.

Entry Filed under: Bush,Iraq,Wankers

1 Comment

  • 1. Spear and Magic  |  December 29th, 2008 at 10:29 pm

    > If Saddam Hussein had been there, the man wouldn’t have been
    > released. And he probably, you know, would have been executed

    Actually, I think any Iraqi who threw a shoe at Bush under the Hussein regime would probably have been greeted with flowers and candy.

    But seriously, I take Laura’s point. Under Hussein, the shoe assailant would probably have been tried in a kangaroo court, the verdict and sentence a foregone conclusion. And then he would have been hung like a dog, probably in a basement dungeon somewhere. And then footage of the execution would have blanketed the airwaves to make a political point and dispirit those opposed to the regime.

    Because that’s just how things used to work in Iraq. You know, back in the old days.

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