We Know How You Feel, Though Of Course Not Quite

Abby Zimet

Iraqi journalist Muntadher al-Zaidi, who appeared in court Thursday to cheers and loud applause, said he threw his shoes at then-president Bush at a December press conference because he couldn't stand looking at the "bloodless and soulless smile" of "the man who killed our nation."

"I could only see Bush and feel the blood of the innocents flow under his feet... I was expressing my inner feelings and those of all the Iraqi people from east to west and north to south and the feelings of hatred they hold for him."


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