What a Tosser [Dan Collins]
The MSM have decided that the disgruntled al-Sadr and Che worshipping Iraqi journalist “tossed” his shoes at Bush, “tossing” being the functional equivalent of the softball questions typically lobbed at, for example, President-Elect O! Personally, I think he “wung” them at Bush (“hurled” being a little histrionic, don’t you think?), because I like wing-tips. Of course, he might have “flung” them at Bush, and it’s perfectly possible that our Muslim brethren don fling-tips.
THE young Iraqi journalist who hurled his shoes at President George W Bush had been incensed by a story he covered about an American soldier who used a copy of the Koran for target practice, according to his family.
Muntathar al-Zaydi, 28, who became an overnight hero in the Arab world, worked as a reporter for the popular al-Baghdadiya satellite TV station.
In May he was sent to report on an incident in Radwaniyah, west of Baghdad, in which IslamÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s holy book was found riddled with bullets from an American sniper.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“He talked incessantly about the subject,Ã¢â‚¬Â recalled his elder brother Uday. It was one of a number of assignments that appear to have radicalised Zaydi during his brief journalistic career.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“The war changed MuntatharÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s psyche as a result of the horrific scenes he saw, as well as the cruel tragedies, which led to the scene we all saw at the press conference,Ã¢â‚¬Â Uday added.
“From the abyss, I toss at thee!”