29 January 2009

Baghdad Clogger immortalized

The Baghdad Clogger, Muntazer al-Zaidi, is being honoured for his famous shoe-hurling of George W. Bush. A statue of a giant shoe, complete with poem, has been erected in Tikrit, Saddam Hussein's hometown. The artist, Baghdad-based Laith al-Amari, says his impressive copper and fibreglass masterpiece is a homage to the pride of the Iraqi people. To paraphrase Winston Churchill: Never was so much owed by so many to a shoe.

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