Friday, February 20

Throw the Shoe at the Vampire, a poem

I just read this pretty much hilarious article from CNN about the Iraqi show thrower. Apparently he's standing trial and speaking a lot in his own defense. So many great quotes.

Some parts I liked in particular:
"I could only see Bush and feel the blood of the innocents flow under his feet, as he was smiling that smile -- as if he had come to bid farewell to Iraq and with the last support and more than 1 million martyrs," al-Zaidi said.


Speaking in his first public appearance since his arrest two months ago, al-Zaidi told the court he "got emotional and threw the shoe at him" and "the second one was involuntary."


A woman in the crowd shouted, "You hero!" His 6-year-old nephew, Haidar, stood outside the courtroom reciting the poem "Throw the shoe ... at the vampire."


(Thanks Josh.)

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