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Bush gets shoes thrown at him in Iraq

President Bush is hilarious in this scene.  An Iraqi tv journalist literally threw two shoes at him during a press conference and called him a dog.  A pretty major insult from muslims (dogs are considered unclean and you shouldn’t show the sole of the foot to anyone, let alone throwing a shoe).

In case you remember way back when, Iraqis were throwing their shoes at the big statute of Saddam that was being pulled down shortly after the invasion.

One thing you gotta say is that he handled it with remarkable aplomb.  And, he’s got wicked fast reflexes.

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Bush hates Iran

I know, not the most surprising headline in the world, but it’s true (according to the New Yorker).

Here’s the opening paragraph:

Late last year, Congress agreed to a request from President Bush to fund a major escalation of covert operations against Iran, according to current and former military, intelligence, and congressional sources. These operations, for which the President sought up to four hundred million dollars, were described in a Presidential Finding signed by Bush, and are designed to destabilize the country’s religious leadership”

Seymour Hersh, the author, is pretty reputable.  From the sounds of the article, he’s not sensationalizing the issue too much.  He seems to genuinely be reporting the facts.  And the facts are hella disturbing.

It’s a long and detailed read, but one worth checking out.

Read the entire article here at the New Yorker.

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The Worst Ever?

George W Bush

Has the Bush presidency been the worst ever? The Toronto Star tackles the issue.