Colonel Joe Repya tells of a message he received from Ali – a former Iraqi Army officer whom Colonel Repya first captured (during Desert Storm in 1991) and then sponsored to come to America as a refugee in the nineties. Ali lives today as part of Dearborn, Michigan’s large Iraqi population.
And he’s not happy:
Ali told us of massive demonstrations in the streets of Dearborn following the shoe throwing incident in Baghdad. Unfortunately, we never saw reports in the main stream media about these demonstrations. Why? Because these demonstrators were showing support for President Bush. They were angry that after giving freedom to 25 million Iraqi’s that a member of the press in Iraq would insult the Iraqi people with his shoe throwing escapades. They were also angry that the American media gave the incident so much air time.
Maybe they just needed to get ahold of Jon Stewart and Tina Fey, America’s News Gatekeepers.