<!-- Begin meta tags generated by ORblogs --> </meta name="keywords" content="progressive, liberal, politics, government, edit, language, grammar, accuracy, honesty, clarity, world, news, media" /> </> <!-- End meta tags generated by ORblogs -->> Editor at Large: Bush, whacked (almost)

Friday, December 19, 2008

Bush, whacked (almost)

In case you haven't already seen it 50 times:



Yes, the video is peculiar—and kind of poignant. Here was this angry Iraqi, desperate to express his rage and contempt toward a man who had terminated or ruined hundreds of thousands of his fellow citizens’ lives and wrecked his country, and when he finally, finally--after years of waiting to do so--had the opportunity to make his feelings known . . . get some semblance of revenge . . . and maybe experience a flicker of justice . . . he missed.

And he missed despite his excellent aim. In fact, it looks like the only reason he missed is because Bush had received extensive training in how to duck, in case just such an event should occur. Ponder that for a moment.

It was interesting, too, how half-assed al-Maliki’s reaction was--he barely lifted a finger to deflect the second shoe. Tired, or complicit?

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