The Shoe Is On the Other Foot

February 2, 2009

Remember when warwhores were predicting that the Iraqis would be raising monuments to Bush and naming public squares after him? Turns out there a perfectly appropriate monument to Bush erected outside an orphanage in Tikrit, but the Central Government ordered it taken down:

Assisted by kids at the Tikrit Orphanage, sculptor Laith al-Amiri on Tuesday erected a huge brown replica of one of the shoes hurled at Bush last month by journalist Muntadhir al-Zaidi during a press conference in Baghdad.

But officials from Salaheddin province told CNN that the monument was removed after a request from the central government, which has charges pending against al-Zaidi — now in an Iraqi jail.

After the request was made, Iraqi police visited the location to make sure that the shoe monument was removed.

“We will not allow anyone to use the government facilities and buildings for political motives,” said Abdullah Jabara, Salaheddin deputy governor.

I wonder where the Shoe has gone. Maybe somebody could hold a fundraiser to buy it and transport it to America, perhaps to be mounted on a flatbed truck and parked in front of whatever hideout Bush is skulking within at any particular moment.

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