God love them, the people of Saddam Hussein’s hometown, Tikrit, have erected a new monument, this time in honor of the Iraqi journo Muntazer al-Zaidi , the man who shoe threw at George W during a news conference last year. Hmm, the 2m fiberglass and copper shoe which doubles as friggin big pot plant holder has a plastic shrub in it (crap, friggin plastic plants in Iraq!). The inscription reads “Muntazer: fasting until the sword breaks its fast with blood; silent until our mouths speak the truth.” The one and a half tonne monument was created by artist Laith al-Amiri and is entitled “statue of glory and generosity”. I am not sure whether the shoe is the glory and the plastic plant is the generosity or the other way around?
UPDATE : Wow, it seems that the Provincial Joint Coordination Centre has demanded that the shoe monument be removed. Less then two days after it was erected the statue of Glory and Generosity is no more.