Rustic Reflections

derisive splash..

Posted on: December 21, 2008

As I had suspected in my previous post…N. Korea, Malaysia, Palestine and other anti US countries are praising the shoe-throwing act of Iraqi journalist…

Here are some excepts from newspapers..

Daily Times:

Seoul, Dec 20, 08..

North Korea’s government newspaper has poured scorn on US President George W Bush over the Baghdad shoe-throwing incident, saying the outgoing leader deserved it.
In a commentary entitled ‘Well-Deserved Insult’, Minju Chosun said on Thursday it was fortunate that Bush had been able to duck the flying footwear. “Otherwise, he would have had his face printed with the dirty shoe soles,” it said in an article seen on Friday on a media website operated by the communist state. The paper said Bush tried to put a brave face on the incident. But it likened his demeanour to “a cock soaked in the rain” – a reference to a Korean proverb describing a person who suddenly falls from high status to shame.
Minju Chosun added, “It was folly for Bush to appear recklessly for a press conference aimed at trying to win favour from Iraqis in a country where anti-US sentiment is reaching the sky. “The US power-holder subjected himself to greater disgrace as he attempted to embellish his failed policy in Iraq. It is unnecessary to add he was showered with derision and laughter.”
Also on Friday, Malaysia’s foreign minister praised the Iraqi journalist who threw his shoes at Bush, calling it retaliation for the invasion of Iraq. “The best show of retaliation so far is the shoe throwing act by that remarkable reporter who gave President Bush his final farewell last week,” Foreign Minister Rais Yatim said at an event to commemorate the 63rd anniversary of the United Nations.

Hindustan Times:

Kuala Lumpur, December 20, 2008

Malaysia’s foreign minister has praised the Iraqi journalist who tossed his shoes at President George W Bush, saying it was the “best show of retaliation” for the US invasion of Iraq.

Rais Yatim praised “the shoe-throwing act by that remarkable reporter who gave President Bush his final farewell last week.” “That shoe-throwing episode, in my view, is truly the best weapon of mass destruction to the leader who coined the phrase ‘axis of evil’ to denote Iran, Iraq and North Korea,” he said in a speech late Friday at a dinner to commemorate the 63rd anniversary of the United Nations.

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Times of India:

Palestine, December 21, 2008

Palestinian gunmen give the boot to US President George W Bush during a demonstration in support of Iraqi journalist Muntadar al-Zaidi, who hurled his shoes at Bush in a press conference during his ‘farewell visit’ to Baghdad this week

Palestinian gunmen give the boot to US President George W Bush during a demonstration in support of Iraqi journalist Muntadar al-Zaidi, who hurled his shoes at Bush in a press conference during his ‘farewell visit’ to Baghdad this week

PS..all these reflect the common feelings held by people who in some or other way have been hurt by US imperialist policies….now the baton passes to Obama….hope he is able to bring some good will and harmony and not be swayed by the powers of being a head of state of a superpower!

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