Question Who's Online | Find Members | Private Messages
Questions
Quizzes
Articles
My Journal
Forums
Answer Questions | Question Comments | My Questions | Favorites | +Add Question
LATEST
POPULAR PRIORITY RANDOM

All | Games | Funny | Entertainment | Quizzes | Weird | Tech | People | Arts/Lit | News | Science | Sports | Places | Misc

929 hits 4.0 (1 vote) Share Favorite | Flag 13 years ago by KikiPeepers

Since America is in Iraq to liberate the country, spread democracy and spread ideals like Freedom of Speech and fair justice, should President Bush's shoe-thrower Muntadhar al-Zaidi be freed of all charges?


Put This Question on Your Page (MySpace, Livejournal, Blog, etc)
[Preview] EMBED CODE:


Prev 1 2 Next (showing 1-25 of 40)

Bottom Last Post

13 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Friday 12/26/08 - 5:13:39 PM EST (GMT-5)
Yes, ofcourse he should be freed. He only threw a shoe at Bushie boy and that was it.
13 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Friday 12/26/08 - 5:17:39 PM EST (GMT-5)
I think he's a hero now in Iraq.
13 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Friday 12/26/08 - 5:54:44 PM EST (GMT-5)
Assault isn't protected by the constitution.
13 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Friday 12/26/08 - 6:57:25 PM EST (GMT-5)
I like Bush and all but shoes aren't that bad.
13 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Friday 12/26/08 - 7:04:48 PM EST (GMT-5)
It was still an attempt to hurt him. I'm not sure that kind of ree-expression should be protected.
13 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Friday 12/26/08 - 7:05:41 PM EST (GMT-5)
On Friday 12/26/08 - 6:57:25 PM TygereyeXII wrote:
I like Bush and all


You're probably one of the only people on here that does...
13 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Friday 12/26/08 - 7:44:29 PM EST (GMT-5)
Why did he even throw the shoe?
13 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Friday 12/26/08 - 7:46:30 PM EST (GMT-5)
^^^ Even showing the bottom of your shoe in the Middle East is a grave insult.

His throwing of a shoe and his calling Bush a dog were extreme insults, meant to express his deep dislike/hatred for the US or US policies in Iraq.
13 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Friday 12/26/08 - 8:54:17 PM EST (GMT-5)
On Friday 12/26/08 - 5:54:44 PM HaroldtheBat wrote:
Assault isn't protected by the constitution.


No, he should be held, tried, and convicted. Though he should not be beaten or tortured, and neither should his family, friends, or supporters. And that is the real worry.
13 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Friday 12/26/08 - 8:58:44 PM EST (GMT-5)
Yes, yes, Bush is da evul~! It was still attempted assault, and on a public official no less.

If Iraq is a country of freedom and justice now, the journalist should be tried.
13 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Friday 12/26/08 - 9:44:55 PM EST (GMT-5)
he shouldn't be freed of all charges. he didn't have a right to throw the shoe at bush.
13 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Friday 12/26/08 - 11:01:39 PM EST (GMT-5)
I think Bush gets more crap than he deserves but still. Throwing shoes at someone...That's just hilarious! Let him go!
13 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Friday 12/26/08 - 11:10:39 PM EST (GMT-5)
Last time I checked, there was a difference between calling someone an idiot, and actually intending to inflict physical harm. No he shouldn't.

He acted irrationally anyway. That being said, I guess a lot of you deserve to have a shoe thrown at your heads too
13 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Friday 12/26/08 - 11:51:39 PM EST (GMT-5)
He should be freed and it was halla funny.!!!.!

can i please throw my shoes at you mr bush)-l
13 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Saturday 12/27/08 - 12:02:46 AM EST (GMT-5)
On Friday 12/26/08 - 5:54:44 PM HaroldtheBat wrote:
Assault isn't protected by the constitution.

The guy just insulted Bush, that's all. It wasn't assault. He has just as much of a right to insult Bush to his face as the rest of us do.
13 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Saturday 12/27/08 - 12:07:31 AM EST (GMT-5)
On Friday 12/26/08 - 5:54:44 PM HaroldtheBat wrote:
Assault isn't protected by the constitution.
On Saturday 12/27/08 - 12:02:46 AM Luucy wrote:
The guy just insulted Bush, that's all. It wasn't assault. He has just as much of a right to insult Bush to his face as the rest of us do.


Hit anyone with a shoe and I guarantee you can be prosecuted for assault. In this case attempted assault since he unfortunately missed.
13 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Saturday 12/27/08 - 12:54:55 AM EST (GMT-5)
On Friday 12/26/08 - 5:54:44 PM HaroldtheBat wrote:
Assault isn't protected by the constitution.


It wasn't like assault with a deadly weapon. It was a gesture of protest.
13 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Saturday 12/27/08 - 1:17:22 AM EST (GMT-5)
On Friday 12/26/08 - 5:54:44 PM HaroldtheBat wrote:
Assault isn't protected by the constitution.

The shoe didn't hit him.
13 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Saturday 12/27/08 - 3:26:02 AM EST (GMT-5)
On Friday 12/26/08 - 5:54:44 PM HaroldtheBat wrote:
Assault isn't protected by the constitution.
On Saturday 12/27/08 - 12:54:55 AM KikiPeepers wrote:
It wasn't like assault with a deadly weapon. It was a gesture of protest.


I'm not a fan of Bush, but if someone had thrown a shoe at the president in America, I doubt it would have been seen as a "gesture of protest."
13 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Saturday 12/27/08 - 11:32:54 AM EST (GMT-5)
On Saturday 12/27/08 - 1:17:22 AM MightyRhinox wrote:
The shoe didn't hit him.

That doesn't make it any less assault. It just doesn't make it battery.

On Saturday 12/27/08 - 12:54:55 AM KikiPeepers wrote:
It wasn't like assault with a deadly weapon. It was a gesture of protest.

Where does it say that you're allowed assault someone, as long as it's with something blunt?
13 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Saturday 12/27/08 - 12:23:45 PM EST (GMT-5)
On Friday 12/26/08 - 5:54:44 PM HaroldtheBat wrote:
Assault isn't protected by the constitution.
On Saturday 12/27/08 - 12:54:55 AM KikiPeepers wrote:
It wasn't like assault with a deadly weapon. It was a gesture of protest.


Assault doesn't have to be "with a deadly weapon." That's a different, more serious charge than simple assault.

And gestures of protest are only protected if they are law-abiding. What if my preferred method of protest is to go punch the President in the face?
13 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Saturday 12/27/08 - 12:54:15 PM EST (GMT-5)
Well 1. throwing shoes isn't illegal, and 2. it didn't even hit him so he wasn't assaulted a bit.
13 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Saturday 12/27/08 - 1:18:47 PM EST (GMT-5)
On Saturday 12/27/08 - 12:54:15 PM KikiPeepers wrote:
Well 1. throwing shoes isn't illegal, and 2. it didn't even hit him so he wasn't assaulted a bit.


Well 1. throwing shoes isn't illegal unless you throw it at another person, because 2. American common law has defined assault as an attempt to commit a battery.

ATTEMPT to commit a battery. That means it doesn't HAVE to hit him.
Haroldthebat said this several posts up...understand now?
13 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Saturday 12/27/08 - 1:45:17 PM EST (GMT-5)
i think this might be the dumbest question i've ever read
13 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Saturday 12/27/08 - 3:02:01 PM EST (GMT-5)
Did letting go of the shoe before attempting to hit him with it make it any less of a crime? Or the fact he didn't fire it from a gun?

Correct me if I'm wrong, but if he had walked up to Bush and tried (but missed) to sock him in the head with the shoe, it would be the same charge? Or is it only illegal to wave shoes around if someone happens to be in the way?

Prev 1 2 Next (showing 1-25 of 40)



You need to be logged in to post a reply

New to YT? Create a Free Account ~ Have an Account? Log In

Top



10 Most Popular Questions Today
1 What does your money do?

2 If you had a genetic disease, would you reproduce?

3 Should the clock have been shifted 6 hours when it was designed, so that dawn occurs at approximately 12:00 and each hour corresponds to an hour of daylight?

4 Do you live in a home that has been owned by your family for multiple generations?

5 Have you ever seen an Aurora?

6 Do people become more likeable once they`ve realized their faults?

7 Should Christians do yoga?

8 Does your favourite movie pass the Bechdel test?

9 Is it fair that this woman got away with purposefully miscarrying her two babies?

10 Have you sent a postcard into PostSecret?

More Questions
 
Edit