Rustic Reflections

farewell kiss…

Posted on: December 16, 2008

Somehow I have never liked Bush from the day he won that controversial US election in 2000. Whether it is his so-called war on terrorism, or his invasion on Afghanistan, Iraq, or his policies towards N.Korea, Iran and especially India and Pakistan.  So when today I saw bizarre photographs of one of the most protected leaders in historyducking as two size 10 shoes hurtled in his direction by an Iraqi journo, it felt good to my eyes…

More noteworthy is the statement made by that turbulent journalist….“It is the farewell kiss, you dog,” he shouted, and threw the shoes straight towards Bush.  It clearly reflects the lingering hostility still felt towards the man who ordered the 2003 invasion of the country.

So I thought it quite right to write an account of his tenure highlighting some events which made his tenure into a ‘tenure of error’ and a ‘reign of terror‘..

Hazy election on a quirky float
Gore retiring with popular vote
Marginal win on electoral vote
Bush sets sail on his victory boat

Taliban emerges on nine-by-eleven
Bush hurls War-on-terrorism demon
Marauding Afghan in search of Laden
Forces numerous victims to heaven

N.Korea, Iran, Iraq facing his ire
Just hint of WMD puts Iraq in fire
Baghdad sinks into cadaverous mire
Civil war leads to distrust even higher

With all the money draining in warfare
Subprime and market crash adds to despair
Capitalist US turns into a Socialist hare
Supports crumbling corps with utmost care

At the end of his hard aggressive regime
His Iraq visit fulfills hurt-folks’ dream
To make him taste ignominy to its extreme
He throws a boot in face, stigmatizing his false esteem

Muntadar al-Zaidi, an Iraqi TV journalist, (centre) throws a shoe at US President George Bush during a news conference with Iraqi PM Nouri al-Maliki (right) in Baghdad on Sunday. Bush, who ducked for cover, downplayed the incident and joked, “All I can report is a size 10”

FOOTWEAR FRACAS: Muntadar al-Zaidi, an Iraqi TV journalist, (centre) throws a shoe at US President George Bush during a news conference with Iraqi PM Nouri al-Maliki (right) in Baghdad on Sunday. Bush, who ducked for cover, downplayed the incident and joked, “All I can report is a size 10”

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[…] farewell kiss… Somehow I have never liked Bush from the day he won that controversial US election in 2000. Whether it is his so-called war on terrorism, or his invasion on Afghanistan, Iraq, or his policies towards N.Korea, Iran and especially India and Pakistan.  So when today I saw bizarre photographs of one of the most protected leaders in history,  ducking as two size 10 shoes hurtled in his direction by an Iraqi journo, it felt good to my eyes… More noteworthy is the statement made by that turbulent jo […]

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