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FREE SHOELESS MUNTAZAR AL-ZAIDI!

Shoe stores throughout the world are hanging shoes in their windows as a show of support for the hero of all shoes, Muntazar al-Zaidi. Thousands of men in Iraq have taken off their shoes and are shoeless at work in order to make known their praise for the pride of Iraq, the man who launched two shoes whose thud against the wall instead of into an empty piece of human bone has become the sound of hope to a people who have suffered due to the mad invasion of their land by war criminal, George Bush. Actually, no one wants the president to experience any physical harm, the emotional damage to whatever is left of his sense of human decency is sufficient punishment.

Dargham al-Zaidi, brother of the Iraq right armed pitcher, claims Muntazar was beaten up when dragged away by Iraq police and is in such bad physical condition the government fears his appearance will create a storm of protest. The speaker of the parliament supposedly has resigned over the issue and the Maliki government faces a dilemma. If they produce a physically injured man it might spark enormous demonstrations that could over throw Maliki, if they do nothing, it only sparks more stories about brutality.

Ironically, two Bush ducks have damaged the situation in Iraq as much as he famous ducking of the issue regarding WMD that never existed.

Parents of Slain Soldiers Protest In Oklahoma

Two Oklahoma men whose sons were killed in Iraq staged a small protest on Monday at the state capitol. They said the Iraq war never should have happened and it is past time to end the United States participation in the tragedy. Warren Henthorn of Choctaw said: “This thing has lasted longer than World War II, and there doesn’t seem to be any end in sight.” His companion, John Scripsick of Wayne said in the past American efforts to defend freedom have gained world wide respect, but the Iraq war is having an opposite effect and causing many to hate America. Dr. Katherine Scheirman, who retired as an Air Force colonel in 2006, supported their arguments. “It doesn’t take courage to be like Rush Limbaugh or Bill O’Reilly or Richard Cheney,” she said, “and talk tough and warmonger when you haven’t put yourself or a member of your family on the line.”

This was a small protest not involving more than a dozen or so people. Critics continue being told by President Bush that opposing his ideas on Iraq constitute a lack of patriotism. The essence of patriotism is the presence of such small gatherings in which some people speak what is on their mind. If one examines, the origin of the American Revolution, it began with small gatherings.