Monday, 15 December 2008

Muntadar al-Zaidi, a reluctant hero

Go Muntadar, go

12 comments:

hatfield girl said...

All those little Hitlers at the UK airports making us remove our shoes. They are well in vista now.

Brave man. I noted that he began by being 'interrogated' but is now being 'interviewed' according to our publicly funded broadcasting service.

idle said...

I loved the idea that chucking your dusty sandals at POTUS "harmed the reputation of Iraqi journalists and Iraqi journalism in general".

That would be the reputation created by whom? All those Iraqi Bernard Levins, Alastair Cookes and John Arlotts that we read so avidly?

Having said that, my expensive shooting le Chameau wellies sprung a leak beyond repair at the weekend, and have been replaced online by a budget busting pair from the abattoir end of the range.

I'm happy to come out in sympathy with ol' Munty and chuck my old wellies at Dubya at the next opportunity.

Scrobs said...

"Having said that, my expensive shooting le Chameau wellies sprung a leak beyond repair at the weekend,"

Not shooting yourself in the foot Iders?

I'll get my coat...

lilith said...

I expect he will be a mess if he ever gets released HG. He shouted "this is the end" as he threw his shoes. A very brave and exasperated man.

Idle, my favorite footwear is my pair of neoprene lined Aigles...I wouldn't throw them, but I have a number of high heels I never wear anymore...

Ouch Scrobs. But you don't need to get your coat....

rvi said...

Clearly:

Heel be the life and Sole of the party (if he ever gets out!)

Now I too will quietly toddle off with my knee length overgarment intact.

rvi said...

PS - pity he missed!

idle said...

Lil, check out the Times cartoon today:

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/comment/cartoon/

Spooky

Philipa said...

He's got my vote.

lilith said...

RVI, yes tis a pity.

Idle that IS spooky...

Pip, likewise :-)

Philipa said...

I've just read, on a Yahoo news item, that a man has offered his 20 yr old daughter to the man who threw the shoes.

How nice to be considered an object of gratuity.

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electro-kevin said...

He made Bush look good.

Honestly ! Blair, Brown, Bush - luck of the Devil.