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Tags: bad behavior, Dubya, George W. Bush, Iraq
True. Throwing shoes at a guest is bad behavior.
But in the light of the failed Bush policy in Iraq (which qualifies as insolent behavior of gargantuan proportions to another nation), your comment seems like complaining about a lit matchstick when the house is burning.
That doesn’t justify anything. Every act can have a justification, and if one argued long enough, one could prove anything to be right or wrong. The fact remains that the journalist was a coward, whose shoe-throwing reflected not his frustration but his inability to bring about any real change. And that the news-hungry media will pounce on any story that whose value is merely visceral.
Oh, and by the way, Gokul, the intended emphasis of my post was on the word “celebrates”, not “bad behavior”, as you seem to have assumed.
Sure, the journalist deserves that appellation. All I was urging was a sense of proportion to events – either in celebrating them / denouncing them.
>>Every act can have a justification, and if one argued long enough, one could prove anything to be right or wrong.
That sounds pretty relativistic to me. While right and wrong can become hard to separate, there is right and wrong independent of how ‘well’ you argue.
Bush led the US into a mis-managed war on flimsy intelligence and wouldn’t even bother to acknowledge to it. Which part of that is wrong? And I agree with Gokul – your post plays up something (that is true) while completely masking something else that is even more important – that is a disservice to the truth.
@KG: You missed the point of the post. Please re-read comment #2 above.
Your idea of the truth shines light on its subjective nature. Your opposition to the war hinges on the condition that Bush subverted the intelligence in his position. Truth, in my opinion, doesn’t need such support.
Well if we put ourselves in to journalist shoe. how we would behave when our country was tormented by a guy , who just comes for sake for saying thanks ,when this presidency period ends. the atorcity he did for a country which was running peacefully during saddam period.
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