When two shoes were thrown at George Bush by a journalist who had seen enough dying children and blood spilled on his country, I watched in disbelief.
What stunned me further was how people debated - in detail - if this man should be imprisoned or punished. Let's see what would happen if we could turned the tables. Suppose another country invaded our land in the name of democracy and freedom, and through years and years of violence, shed blood on the bones of civilians and children who were never officially counted or reported about in the news. Might you, filled to the depths of your soul with death and injustice, throw your shoes?
His family maintains he did this out of frustration. Others report saying he was influenced by someone who "beheads people."
From my view, I saw a reporter, an alive being, but filled with death. He was filled with the death of his country and the violence inflicted upon it by the hand of George Bush and our country. For all that has been done to their people, a shoe - or two - seems hardly a reason to beat and imprison him. It was a gesture that, some have argued, is perfect.