Monday, December 15, 2008

Arabs hail shoe attack; MSM coos. So what’s new?

The AP reports - - -

Iraqis and other Arabs erupted in glee Monday at the shoe attack on George W. Bush. Far from a joke, many in the Mideast saw the act by an Iraqi journalist as heroic, expressing the deep, personal contempt many feel for the American leader they blame for years of bloodshed, chaos and the suffering of civilians. ….


Of course “many in the Mideast saw the act … as heroic,” just as many there saw the 9/11 attacks as “heroic.”

I’d bet many millions of Arabs and Muslims in the Middle East and elsewhere who cheered the 9/11 attacks also cheered the shoe throwing. What about you?

Do you think the AP will do a follow-up story about that?

I don’t.

The AP and other left-leaning news organizations (yes, that’s most of them) never tire of working references to Abu Ghraib into their stories.

But when was the last time you saw an AP reference to Arabs and Muslims dancing in the streets in response to the 9/11 atrocities?

The entire AP story's here.


Anonymous said...

Keep in mind that in the Arab world, showing the soles of shoes is a great sign of disrespect and beating someone with shoes (remember the pictures of people beating on the statue of Saddam Hussein when it was toppled soon after the Americans liberated Baghdad) is an even greated way of expressing one's contempt. What happened should not be a surprise. George Bush has been trashed by the media and treated with disdain and outright contempt by many Democrats as well as members of his own political party. Thus, it is not that much of a stretch for others throughout the world to follow suit. While there have been mistakes made, the treatment accorded Bush throughout his eight years in office (beginning with those who could not get over that Al Gore was not elected) has been a national disgrace. I believe that George Bush is a decent man who loves his country. The fact that we have not had another attack is more than just luck - it is due in large part to his steadfastness that something of that magnitude would not ever again happen on his watch.
Bush is a gentleman - obviously a man who was brought up with a sense of decorum and decency. If only his detracters had even a tenth of his civility this country would be a much better place.

Anonymous said...

The Associated Press should be ashamed of itself.

Anonymous said...

Isn't the journalist lucky that he threw the shoes at President Bush in 2008 instead of Saddam Hussein in 2000?


Danvers said...

Not quite off-topic: I still want to know why the First Lady - Elect
(aka Michelle Obama or the One who hates America) was conspicuously absent from the 2008 Ground Zero memorial service in NYC?

No MSM comments on it. To my mind it was the most 'singular slap in the face' to the American people I have ever witnessed.

Will she boycott the 2009 service as well??

Anonymous said...

John: Aren't these the same pigs who sawed off Danny Pearl's head as he screamed and blood gurgled out his throat?? And they think Dubya is a dog? They're offended by Guantanamo and Abu Ghraib?
I'm beginning to think we have been wasting American lives to give democracy to these ungrateful swine. Pave the middle east says I.
Tarheel Hawkeye