27 May 2010
Throwing my shoes at Bush was a natural reaction to the killing of a million Iraqis and the orphaning of five million Iraqi children, says Muntadhar Al-Zaidi the television journalist who achieved worldwide fame for his brave act aimed at avenging Iraqi's for America's unjust war of aggression.
By flinging his shoes at him, Al Zaidi was sending Bush an unmistakable farewell message -- that he and his army were never welcomed by the Iraqi people, despite Bush's claims to the contrary.
Al Zaidi says it was a difficult decision for him to go ahead with the deed, as he felt sure that he would be killed immediately.
In fact, he even made out his will and recorded a short video message, which included the reasons for his actions.
For part two of this interview, where Al-Zaidi talks about what happened to him after he was taken away by the security police, please click here.
For part three of the interview, please click here.