Well, the whole world knows Muntazer al Zaidi hurling shoes at Respected US president George W. Bush, the outgoing president of the mighty US empire, the savior of the world, the greatest exporter of democracy. if you missed it, watch the video above. Zaidi hurled the shoes shouting, “This is a farewell kiss, you dog!This is from the widows, the orphans and those who were killed in Iraq.” Zaidi was working a correspondent for Al-Baghdadia television, an Iraqi-owned station based in Cairo, Egypt.
At last, George Bush won his argument. He has indeed found the Weapons of Mass Destruction(WMD), after years and years of search.ie., a pair of shoes. It was not visible for the eyes of UN Monitoring group or for the international media but was waiting for four long years in the feets of Zaidi. May we all fight for Bush to get him the Nobel Prize this year for the discovery for which he took so much pain in his ass for years.
But see the reaction of this ungrateful world…Television news stations throughout Iraq repeatedly showed footage of the incident, and newspapers carried headline stories. In Baghdad’s Shiite slum of Sadr City, supporters of radical Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr called for protests against Bush and demanded the release of the Zaidi.
But wait, what we hear next? The Model 271 shoes that were hurled, now better known as “The Bush Shoe” has created a sensation in the market.“We’ve been selling these shoes for years but, thanks to Bush, orders are flying in like crazy. We’ve even hired an agency to look at television advertising,” says Ramazan Baydan, the owner of the Istanbul-based Baydan Shoe Company which produced the model. Baydan has recruited an additional 100 staff to meet orders for 300,000 pairs of Model 271, more than four times the shoe’s normal annual sale, following an outpouring of support for Zaidi’s act, ‘The Guardian’ reported.
Orders have come mainly from the US and Britain, and from neighbouring Muslim countries, he said. Around 120,000 pairs have been ordered from Iraq, while a US company has placed a request for 18,000. A British firm is said to have offered to serve as European distributor for the shoes, which have been on the market since 1999 and sell at around 28 pounds in Turkey. A sharp rise in orders has been recorded in Syria, Egypt and Iran, where the shoemaker ‘s federation has offered to provide Zaidi and family with a lifetime’s supply of shoes. And, to meet the mood of the marketplace, Baydan is planning to rename the model “Bush Shoe” or “Bye-Bye Bush”.
And that’s not all. Mohamed Makhafa, a retired school teacher from Saudi Arabia has something to offer on his part. Heoffered to pay USD 10 million for the pair of shoes.“It is more precious than all my property. I will bequeath it to my children and display it in a museum and call it the Medal of Freedom,” Makhafa told AlArabiya.net. uh..uh..
The face blackened authorities came up with an apology letter from Zaidi. Uday al-Zeid, Brother of Muntazer al Zaidi bombarded the veracity of the letter. He told The Associated Press that the letter was written against his brother’s will because of torture during detention that included being doused with cold water while naked. “He told me that he has no regret because of what he done and said that he would do it again if time went back,” Uday said by telephone. He had visited Muntazer in jail a day before and saw more-severe injuries, including a missing tooth and burns on his ears made by cigarettes.
Well, a cool-headed Bush had only this much to say showing his teeth.“It was a size 10. So what if I guy threw his shoe at me?” His wife, Laura Bush, has much humor sense than him. she said she wasn’t amused at the incident. “So it is — as bad as the incident is, in my view, it is a sign that Iraqis feel a lot freer to express themselves,” she said. Commentators to her remarks are not so polite. Like one Mr. Joe Jackson, who says, “Who cares what this woman has to say anyway. Paris Hilton makes more sense.” Just go through other comments, thank god, Laura won’t be reading them.
Indians do not lag behind. After all our honourable prime minister Dr.Manmohan Singh during his visit to US declared “Indians love Bush”. Abdul Rahman of Chennai couldn’t find Bush in person to express his love and had to express it to the embassy building. He was arrested for throwing his pair of shoes at US embassy at Chennai. Weapons of Mass Destruction spreading from Baghdad to Chennai!! God Save US! Dr.Rudhran also expressed his love. Comrades of People’s Art and Literary Association, Tamilnadu expressed their love by distributing sweets to public!!
Happy New Year America!