It Doesn’t Look Like They Are Happy After All…

Vice President Cheney

“I really do believe that we will be greeted as liberators.…” (Cheney, Meet the Press, 3/16/03)

I think that the people of Iraq would welcome the U.S. force as liberators; they would not see us as oppressors, by any means.” (Cheney, CNN American Morning, 9/9/02)

Deputy Secretary of Defense Paul Wolfowitz

“The Iraqi people understand what this crisis is about. Like the people of France in the 1940s, they view us as their hoped-for liberator. (Wolfowitz, Remarks to VFW conference, 3/11/03)

Secretary of State Colin Powell

I hope we would be seen as liberators. I think that might well be the case. ” (Powell, Meet the Press, 2/9/03)

December 14, 2008

A surprise visit by US President George Bush to Iraq has been overshadowed by an incident in which two shoes were thrown at him during a news conference.

An Iraqi journalist was wrestled to the floor by security guards after he called Mr Bush “a dog” and threw his footwear, just missing the president.

The soles of shoes are considered the ultimate insult in Arab culture.


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