Perino: Some Iraqis ‘angry at their situation’

By David Edwards
Tuesday, December 16, 2008 13:30 EDT
google plus icon
  • Print Friendly and PDF
  • Email this page

The White House isn’t calling for punishment of the man that threw shoes at President Bush. White House Press Secretary Dana Perino told reporters that the Iraqi justice system should decide the man’s fate.

“The president believes that Iraq is a sovereign country, a democratic country, and they will have a process that they follow on this,” she said.

Perino offered some insight into why someone might throw a shoe at the president. “I know that there are people in Iraq who are angry, angry at their situation. It’s been a very rough five years.”

This video is from C-SPAN, broadcast Dec. 16, 2008.

Download video via RawReplay.com

David Edwards
David Edwards
David Edwards has served as an editor at Raw Story since 2006. His work can also be found at Crooks & Liars, and he's also been published at The BRAD BLOG. He came to Raw Story after working as a network manager for the state of North Carolina and as as engineer developing enterprise resource planning software. Follow him on Twitter at @DavidEdwards.
By commenting, you agree to our terms of service
and to abide by our commenting policy.