Iranians toss shoes at Bush posters!!!!!!

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    Iranians toss shoes at Bush posters
    Journalist who threw his shoes at President Bush wins Iranian fans

    Iran's Revolutionary Guards Corps sponsored Tehran shoe-throwing events

    By CNN's Shirzad Bozorgmehr

    TEHRAN, Iran (CNN) -- A few dozen Iranians threw shoes at posters of U.S. President George W. Bush in Tehran Friday morning, a demonstration of support for an Iraqi journalist jailed for throwing his shoes at President Bush two weeks ago in Baghdad.

    Iran's Revolutionary Guards Corps sponsored the shoe-throwing events near Tehran University and the U.S. Embassy.

    About 70 people stopped to toss their shoes as they walked to Friday prayer meetings on the main campus of Tehran University, according to a journalist on the scene.

    Iraqi reporter Muntadhir Al-Zaidi faces trial next week for the December 14 incident in which he threw both of his shoes at Bush, who was standing next to Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki at a Green Zone news conference.

    Several high-ranking Iranian clerics, members of parliament and other politicians have made statements in support of al-Zaidi, claiming he represented the true feelings of the Iraqi people towards President Bush.

    Iranian President Ahmadinejad's spokesman, Ali Akbar Javanfekr said Friday it was "a natural reaction to the crimes committed by the United States," Fars News Agency reported.

    "Since the Iraqi journalist acted bravely and on the basis of his Islamic faith, the Iranian people and media naturally support him," Javanfekr said.

    Iran's Revolutionary Guards Corps called al-Zaidi "a brave journalist who, by throwing his shoe at the Great Satan, had committed a heroic act."
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    We have got to organize a cow chip throwing contest against a banner depicting Ahmedinejad kissing Hitler's keister.
     
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    I think throwing shoes and yelling probably was more heroic than strapping bombs onto kids and sending them on a suicide mission in a market place.
     
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    Do you know about the waves of foolish children they sent into "battle" on the western front in the War with Saddam?

    Perhaps a hundred thousand young people lost their lives in that nonsense.
     
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    You won't get any of the newsies to cover it.
     
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    I think it was more effective.
     

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