Apparently the Iraqi journalist who threw a shoe at Bush is now the Jimmy Doolittle of the Middle East, because somebody created a piece of “art” in his honor.

From the SF Chronicle:

Iraqi officials share a laugh as they unveil a bronze shoe monument representing the one thrown by Iraqi journalist Muntadhar al-Zaidi at former U.S. President George W. Bush during a press conference in Baghdad, during a ceremony in the northern city of Tikrit, 80 miles north of Baghdad.

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Here’s another view.

Wow, the “artist,” Laith al-Amari, is just a jar of whiz away from getting a hefty NEA grant.

Hopefully Bush can commission an American artist to paint a watercolor-on-canvas work depicting what would have happened to this artist and the shoe thrower had they done anything remotely like this during Hussein’s rule. It would be a piece of art that would look just like the one above, except the shoelaces would be missing — because the artist and the shoe thrower would be hanging from them.

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