Simple and Beautiful
We were eating dinner at my sister's house on Sunday when something was brought to my attention by my brother-in-law. People have jumped on this news story and broadcast it across the world. Headlines from newspapers and on the internet proclaim things like "Bush Cowers at Shoe Attack" or "Iraqi Journalist Hurls Insult" or "Bush Too Quick." People on the left relish the idea of someone hurling their shoe at President Bush and are lightning quick to point out what a huge insult that is in the Iraqi culture. I've heard everyone putting their own little spin on it. Seven years ago you would never even have known this man's name. Seven years ago you would not have even wanted to be from this man's family or even village. Now try to really soak in the scene and appreciate it for what it is. Here's the simple and beautiful truth that this picture conveys:
A journalist, who was able to question the highest ELECTED officials in the land and in the world, hurled a shoe at the President of the United States while Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri Kamal al-Maliki was also standing there and DID NOT DIE.