Thursday, January 29, 2009
This made my day. Gone are the days of force feeding an inhumane and twisted ideology. Finally sanity has returned. As stated by the famous philosopher, Skolimowski "The Era of Error is over. "
Story can be found at : http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/la-fg-shoe-art30-2009jan30,0,5722440.story
BAGHDAD -- "When an Iraqi journalist hurled his shoes at George W. Bush last month at a Baghdad press conference, the attack spawned a flood of Web quips, political satire and street rallies across the Arab world.Now, it's inspired a work of art.
A sofa-sized shoe statue was formally unveiled to the public today in Tikrit, the hometown of the former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein.Baghdad-based artist Laith al-Amari described his fiberglass-and-copper work as a homage to the pride of the Iraqi people.The statue also has inscribed a poem honoring Muntadhar al-Zeidi, the Iraqi journalist. Al-Zeidi was charged with assaulting a foreign leader, but the trial was postponed after his lawyer sought to reduce the charges."