Monday, March 16, 2009

Thought for the Day

So for starting the stupidest war in modern history, and hurling thousands of tons of high explosive at the people of Iraq, George W. Bush gets a pension and a bodyguard and a library commemorating his years in office. And the man who threw two shoes at George W. Bush gets three years in jail. If this makes perfect sense to you, as it does to me, then you’re beginning to work out how the world works.

Peter Hitchens, The Mail on Sunday.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

Three years in the can for shoe throwing? That's complete madness! (That must be about the same amount of jail time as the average rapist or manslaughter-convict gets in the UK before being let out on parole!)

And it's not like the shoes actually hit Bush!(If they had, I guess there might have been an argument for giving him a nominal one day sentence for technical assault, or something like that..)

But three years JUST for throwing his shoes - that's gotta be friggin insane!!

Anonymous said...

Three years in the can for shoe throwing? That's complete madness! (That must be about the same amount of jail time as the average rapist or manslaughter-convict gets in the UK before being let out on parole!)

And it's not like the shoes actually hit Bush!(If they had, I guess there might have been an argument for giving him a nominal one day sentence for technical assault, or something like that..)

But three years JUST for throwing his shoes - that's gotta be friggin insane!!

DBC Reed said...

I think the shoe thrower should have been thanked by Bush.All those
years in the presidency and only at the end did he find something he was good at:he could sure dodge a pair of shoes.

Madam Miaow said...

At least if he survives his incarceration he'll be a hero when he gets out. He's made for life. Who among us wouldn't want to shake his hand? Never mind the fathers who are lining up their daughters as wife material (apparently with the women's eager consent according to one report).