Sunday, February 10, 2013

Bremer and smelly shoes

Wednesday, L. Paul Bremer (possibly related to L. Ron Hubbard) showed up in England hoping to take a victory lap.  Rather astounding because no US official -- not even Bully Boy Bush -- was harshly criticized more in the hearing for the Iraq Inquiry.

But there was Bremer, the original US bwana in Iraq, when Yasser al-Samarani stood and hurled not one but two shoes at him.


"You have to improve your aim if you want to make such a move," Bremer smugly declared as the first shoe missed him and he himself missed in his attempt to catch the second shoe.

Yasser al-Samarani tells Bremer, "You f**ked up my country, you destroyed the country!  F**k you and f**k your democracy!"

And Bremer's reply?

He insisted, "If he had done that while Saddam Hussein was alive, he would be a dead man by now."

That's a pleasing tale, just not an honest one.  Were Saddam Hussein alive or were al-Samarani to have thrown the shoes at Bremer in 2002 when Hussein was alive, we seriously doubt Hussein would have any problem with Yasser al-Samarani's actions.

December 14, 2008, Iraqi journalist Muntadhar al-Zeidi threw two shoes at Bully Boy Bush when he and Nouri al-Maliki had a staged photo op in Baghdad as they signed the Strategic Framework Agreement and the Status of Forces Agreement.

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