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Today, I received, by email, the video of the Iraqi journalist throwing his shoes at George Bush at a press conference in Baghdad about 20 times. My friends/colleagues were gleeful at the humiliation suffered by our Liar in Chief.

I have to say, the video made me smile, too…but I understand the Iraqi's anger all too well. I occasionally get a comment from someone that I am too "angry," and how can I bring peace to the world when I can't even bring peace to myself?

First of all, I am at total peace with myself. I can look straight at myself in the mirror knowing that I have done everything humanly possible to bring the people to justice that murdered my son and so many others: I have sacrificed relationships, my health, my monetary resources; camped out in front of his Texas pig-farm in very hostile conditions and I even ran for Congress against Nancy Pelosi who refuses to use her power to hold BushCo accountable. If there is more that one person can do, I sure don't know what it could be.

I am not only angry that BushCo killed my oldest son, my best-friend, my darling Casey, but I am super-pissed that the Bush regime has killed or injured tens of thousands of our troops; millions of Iraqis and Afghans and destroyed two countries for nothing but greed for money and power. I am angry that our country is teetering perilously on the brink of economic collapse and millions of our brothers and sisters have lost their jobs and homes because of the Robber class, led and supported by BushCo. I often wonder what it would take to anger my materialistic and easily distracted neighbors and detractors.

I have met with the president and I know how many checkpoints, metal detectors, physical inspections and other extreme security measures one goes through. There is no way any lethal weapons would get through, but throwing shoes is a perfect non-lethal way of showing the "most powerful" man in the world how much contempt one has for him.

Of course, George and his entourage would have to pay "surprise" visits to the countries he has devastated. If his visits were announced, some advance planning could be done and he may have to face more than shoes. I was in Cuba last week and I have traveled the world and if George Bush isn't the most hated man in the world, I can't imagine who it would be. If he does not have to go to a prison with bars, barbed wired and impenetrable brick walls, at least he will be confined to a prison of his own construct, not being able to travel freely as the World's Enemy #1.

The shoe incident is not so funny though when you know the frustration and sorrow that prompted it. I don't know anything about the journalist who did it, but I suspect he has had family members killed and sees his country in ruins for the lies of the man who is the face of US imperial violence, to him. Standing next to his puppet, Maliki, George actually had the gall to say that the invasion and occupation of Iraq were, "hard, but necessary."

I am surprised he wasn't deluged with shoes.

 

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Cindy Sheehan is the mother of Spc. Casey Austin Sheehan, who was KIA in Iraq on 04/04/04. She is a co-founder and President of Gold Star Families for Peace and the author of two books: Not One More Mother's Child and Dear President Bush.

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