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Shoe-throwing monument in Iraq

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http://news.aol.com/political-machin...wing-monument/
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oh wow, that's interesting, for sure... I can understand how Iraqis have conflicting feelings about the whole situation.
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It was apparently unofficial, and the Iraqi government has ordered it removed.
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I can see WHY it was made, but it really is uncalled for. If he wants to make a statue go ahead, but having all the kids help and placing it in an orphanage....
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Originally Posted by Emy4cats View Post
I can see WHY it was made, but it really is uncalled for. If he wants to make a statue go ahead, but having all the kids help and placing it in an orphanage....
Maybe it was put there due to the estimated 5 million orphans that this war created?
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Maybe it was put there due to the estimated 5 million orphans that this war created?
Yes, but I think it is poor taste. Don't get me wrong I got a good laugh out of this guy throwing his shoes at Bush, but to me this message this guy was sending is "hey kids the Americans are the reason your parents have died lets build this monument." I could just be taking it the wrong way.
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but to me this message this guy was sending is "hey kids the Americans are the reason your parents have died lets build this monument."
In all the interviews that I've seen with people from the middle east, their comments are consistent. It's not the American people that they don't like, it was our government. This is symbolic against Bush, not the American people.

I'd not seen the 5 million orphans due to the war figure before. That is mind-boggling. If that number is even vaguely true, I can see why orphans would support the symbolism.
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Maybe it was put there due to the estimated 5 million orphans that this war created?
Just as the fatality figures often bandied about have proven to be false (on both sides, mind you), I doubt that number. Every adult who was killed would have had to have about 20 kids each for that number to come even close.
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