Politics is not my strong point. I mean, I’m not some airhead bimbo but it’s definitely not something that I’m mega clued up about.
Which is why when I write this, I fear the backlash that I’ll receive from those who are anti America, anti The War on Iraq and inevitably anti George “Dubya” Bush (GDB).
Fair enough, GDB made some dubious decisions (OK, more than some and definitely more than dubious) but remember, he didn’t put himself there. It was the majority of a population of some 300 million people that did that.
Did he deserve the shoe throwing? Not in my opinion. Why? Because he’s an old man that’s had his run. Let him be. If it’s the most disrespectful sign in the Arab world – I don’t think he deserved it. Watching him helpless on the video made me wince slightly. I know I might get the ” what about the helpless Iraqis?” question but do the Iraqis believe that they would have been better off under Saddam?
At the end of the day, GDB was doing his job – he may not have done it well but he did what he believed was right. Isn’t that a true representation of someone’s character – doing what you believe in despite the backlash you may face?
I just feel sorry for the guy and I never thought I’d say that about “Dubya”.