OMG. This is outlandish, a real cap to the Bush presidency. An Iraqi journalist gives a kiss off to Bush by throwing his shoes at him during a farewell press conference. Bush’s comments afterward are asinine.
CNN’s Michael Ware said the shoe assault is the height of insults for Iraqis, reserved for the likes of Saddam Hussein. A translation of what the journalist said to Bush when he threw the shoes:
“This is the gift from the Iraqis — this is the farewell kiss you dog.”
“This is from the widows, the orphans and those killed in Iraq.”
Just to show you that Bush is completely delusional and disgusting about the last 8 years as Destructor in Chief, after the shoe-throwing, he gave this incredible assessment to ABC of his “hard work” on the War on TerrorTM and his obliteration of a country that had nothing to do with 9/11.
Bush: There have been no attacks since I have been president, since 9/11. One of the major theaters against al Qaeda turns out to have been Iraq. This is where al Qaeda said they were going to take their stand. This is where al Qaeda was hoping to take …
Raddatz: But not until after the U.S. invaded.
Bush: Yeah, that’s right. So what? The point is that al Qaeda said they’re going to take a stand. Well, first of all in the post-9/11 environment Saddam Hussein posed a threat. And then upon removal, al Qaeda decides to take a stand. And they’re becoming defeated and I think history will say, one, the world was better off without Saddam, two, along with the Iraqi troops we have denied al Qaeda a safe haven because a young democracy is beginning to grow, which will be an important sign for people in the Middle East.