Monday, December 15, 2008

Sole Searching

It's about more than just avoiding a thunk on the noggin. Showing the sole of your shoe or throwing shoes is a sign of extreme disrespect in the Arab world, according to the above-linked Chron article. There's an imbedded CBS news clip in which the shoe bomber's statements are translated and in which Bush says "so what" if he threw a shoe and he didn't feel the least bit threatened anyway.

I wonder if he knows about the extreme disrespect part? He probably doesn't have to - I doubt such things are important to his world view.

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