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Al-Zaidi Awarded by Obama by BenHeine Al-Zaidi Awarded by Obama by BenHeine
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Yes, why not? Muntadar Al-Zaidi ("Shoe Man") Should have been Awarded the US Medal of Freedom by Barack Obama... :)

This is a ballpoint pen drawing on paper with digital colors
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:iconmgraphicdesign:
MGraphicDesign Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Student Digital Artist
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:iconcthulhufhtagn1987:
cthulhufhtagn1987 Featured By Owner May 4, 2011
He didn't even hit him with the shoes...
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:iconzucca-xerfantes:
Zucca-Xerfantes Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
So... sending shoes to Bush because he's not a very good president is good...

But sending teabags to Obama because he's a god-awful president is bad?

The logic escapes me.
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:iconinpuupuaut:
InpuUpUaut Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2009  Student General Artist
Sadly, it will never happen in any way... Or at least, I do not think so... :no:
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:icondarkness-inside-me:
Darkness-inside-me Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2009
I love this! :highfive:
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:iconrachelab74:
rachelab74 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I have to be honest Mr. Heine, I had to fave this for the writing, but your illustration paints a beautiful pic to go along with it!! ;)
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:iconbenheine:
BenHeine Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2009  Professional General Artist
Thanks :)
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:iconrachelab74:
rachelab74 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:hug:
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:icondamestjernelys:
DameStjernelys Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2009
*applaud*
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:iconthefantastsdream:
TheFantastsDream Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2009
Yeah, it was so brave, the way he took off his shoes and threw them at the President.

Right...o.

I don't know. What I find more brave is acting out when the world is against you, not when you know the masses will praise you.
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:iconorendorffknight:
OrendorffKnight Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2009   Photographer
either he was stupid to not know the out come or brave.
Probably the first but you never know.
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:iconthefantastsdream:
TheFantastsDream Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2009
I think he was just angry..

Anger=/=bravery.

There is a gigantic difference, but people often confuse the two, namely because, despite the largness of the difference, it's subtle.
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:iconorendorffknight:
OrendorffKnight Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2009   Photographer
stupid brave and angry.
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:iconthefantastsdream:
TheFantastsDream Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2009
Still not brave....in my opinion, obviously. But still. lol.
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:iconorendorffknight:
OrendorffKnight Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2009   Photographer
can't please em all.
I still like the dude.
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:iconthefantastsdream:
TheFantastsDream Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2009
Lol. That's fine.
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:iconjvaljean:
jvaljean Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2009
LOL, i love it. What great satire. There are actually Obama-Messiah followers who believe crap like this. Thanks for making my day! Vive les petits belges et leurs petit roi!
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Significant-Pie Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2008
It certainly made people aware that people are NOT happy with Bush and his decisions still.

I wouldn't call the guy a hero, but he certainly made more headway than an editorial column would have.

He will be punished for it though.
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:iconcinecraft:
cinecraft Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2008
Well done Benjamin, I support your voice. He has laid the foundation stone of "Shoe movement" against injustice. Mainstream media is well aware of the fact that why Bush attacked Iraq(Not for chemical weapons but for his father's Patrol Biz)now media is trying to repair the face of the ruling class's failure by misleading people that after Obama everything is going to change like miracle.
The country whose main source of income is arms and ammunati on can ever afford peace in the world?
Bush Or Obama
same will be the drama.
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:iconemey:
emey Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
hahahahhah GREAT ONE :#1:
LIKE ALWAYS YOU DID A WONDERFUL JOB HERE, DEAR BROTHER BEN.....WONDERFUL THINKING TOO. :thumbsup::peace:
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:iconxulana:
xulana Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2008
i love the way you draw obama you always capture his most redeeming features.
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:icondarkjem:
darkjem Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2008
And what are these lesser features of his that need redemption?
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:iconxulana:
xulana Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2008
lol nothing like that! theres always something about it that just makes you know its obama like the way he draws his facial structures.
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:icondarkjem:
darkjem Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2008
All right...
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:iconpamdemonium:
pamdemonium Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2008
I hope Muntadar Al-Zaidi gets what he needs. Bravo! :clap:
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:icon2otaku:
2otaku Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Don't know which media you were watching, I saw and heard a lot of discord in the press here, granted... no one threw anything more that questions he laughed at if he didn't want to answer. His wife was making the media rounds today defending his entire 8 years! So was Condi Rice.

I wholeheartedly agree with the well written article above! Keep up the good work, Ben.
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:iconart-of-rem:
art-of-rem Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2008
lol Has Bush ben back in the states since this happened? I wonder if their have been any attempts. I would love it if we adopted that practice here....
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:iconsportakook:
Sportakook Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love this! Great piece!!
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:iconjobobarikan:
JobobArikan Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2008
yea! I'd throw my shoes if I could get near to any of em.
All the Bushes need to dangle from a noose startin with the great grandfather.
The Nazii banker!
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:icongarrison-kelly:
Garrison-Kelly Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
He deserves that medal! Do you know how many times I've fantasized about throwing things at Bush? Far too many!
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SalimZaidi Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2008
MY DESKTOP BACKGROUND !!!!!!!!!

... by the way Ben, MY name is ALI ZAIDI ... ;)

(yeah he is of the same "zaidi" family I am of)
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:iconaniadam:
aniadam Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2008
Il a dû avoir un courage monstre pour humilier Bush, dans sa propre politique, certainement celle qu'il a malheureusement mener le plus à terme en deux mandats, et risquer tout bonnement la neutralisation létale.
Au delà de la critique déontologique sur le journaliste et ce qu'il n'aurait pas dû faire, il faut souligner que Al-Zaidi travaille dans des conditions rudes. Je trouve son action assez fine, puisque lancer ses chaussures à un quidam, dans la culture arabe, c'est signifier "pacifiquement" le mé;pris ou un respect qu'on ne mérite pas. Bravo !
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CapnJon Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I think that it's a good idea. And are people really sending used shoes to Bush? I want in, I had to grow up with this image of him and what he has done without being able to do anything about it (Couldn't vote)

You wouldn't happen to have his address?
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HyaKkiDouR4n Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ce type est un héros car il a crée plein d'emplois en Irak : les ventes du modèle de chaussures lancées sur Bush, rebaptisées "Bush shoe" ont explosé!

En temps de crise, ça en fait bien un type qui mérite une médaille =p
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:iconjacktheabyssinian:
jacktheabyssinian Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2008
Mr. Al-Zaidi's act accomplished one thing in that it took one of the worst leaders in American history, in world history, and trivialized him. He did what Tank Man and Spike Jones did to Hitler in 1942 with Der Fuhrer's Face [link]:official&channel=s&hl=en&q=spike%20jones%20fuhrer%27s%20face&um=1&ie=UTF-8&sa=N&tab=iv# . (Spike was sentenced to death in absentia by the German court, a sentence overturned when the Soviets took Berlin in May of '45.) In essence, Mr. Al-Zaidi's act did what no well aimed bullet or bomb could do. He took the clothes off of the emperor and then threw a pie in his face. Nice work!
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jacktheabyssinian Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2008
[link]:official&channel=s&hl=en&q=spike%20jones%20fuhrer%27s%20face&um=1&ie=UTF-8&sa=N&tab=iv#

Hell, go to Google Videos and type in Spike Jones Der Fuehrer's Face . Enjoy.
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:iconbenheine:
BenHeine Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2008  Professional General Artist
ok, thanks, I'll check out this video!
Great comment
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:iconjacktheabyssinian:
jacktheabyssinian Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2008
Thank you! And enjoy the video!
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jacktheabyssinian Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2008
It seems the the link was botched by the emoticons.

Go to http:// and add this address:

[link]:official&channel=s&hl=en&q=spike%20jones%20fuhrer%27s%20face&um=1&ie=UTF-8&sa=N&tab=iv#
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:iconbongaboi:
Bongaboi Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
I'm Bongaboi, and I approve of this deviation.
*applause*
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:iconmetalshadowoverlord:
MetalShadowOverlord Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2008
For some reason, and I'm not saying this for any hateful reason or because I'm against what happened, but the smile on Obama's face looks a little...evil. (Sorry, it just does. :( )
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:iconyounghappy:
younghappy Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Great! Fantastic essay and accompanying drawing :)
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:iconmarius-creb:
Marius-Creb Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Bush, evil? I wouldn't even give him that much credit.
Al-Zaidi is a brave man, and I love this piece.
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:icontextuel:
Textuel Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2008
J'aime ! très beau .
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:iconpunks101:
punks101 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2008  Student Photographer
very well done!
beautiful essay
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