So now President Bush is yucking it up and making jokes about having shoes thrown at him during a press conference in Iraq, saying things like “I didn’t know what the guy said, but I saw his sole.”
Oh. Ha ha ha. Except, I doubt you saw anything, from where you were cowering behind the podium — while your old pal Prime Minister al-Maliki stands by and … is that a smirk on his face?
And now the Bush lackies are scratching their heads and lamenting on the teevee machine just how ungrateful these Iraqi people are. Ungrateful!
An Oxfam report from February 2008 put into startling focus what the U.S. invasion has really meant for Iraqis:
– More than four million Iraqis forced to flee either to another part of Iraq or abroad.
– Four million Iraqis regularly cannot buy enough food.
– 70 percent are without adequate water supplies, compared to 50 percent in 2003.
– 28 percent of children are malnourished, compared to 19 percent before the 2003 invasion.
– 92 percent of Iraqi children suffer learning problems, mostly due to the climate of fear.
Meanwhile, in this new bastion of democracy that we have fought and died for — under the direction of the Bush-Cheney War Machine — we have this news:
Because nothing says “democracy” like a good journalist beating. Well done, President Bush.
Muntadar al-Zaidi has allegedly suffered a broken arm, broken ribs and internal bleeding, his older brother, Dargham, told the BBC.