"I saw the chance and I seized it. If those who blame me knew how many destroyed houses I walked over with those shoes that I threw, and how many times those shoes mixed with the blood of the innocent, and how many times those shoes went into homes where the honor of those who lived there was disgraced, then it was probably the right response."

   –Muntader al-Zaidi, Iraqi journalist who threw his shoes at President George W. Bush as an act of protest