Excerpt form the Rush Limbaugh show.
So the Reverend Jeremiah Wright told
Now, “them Jews” in Israel are a little upset today. You know, Israel
is in the Middle East, and the Middle East has the — remember when
some malcontent Iraqi threw a shoe at President Bush? The sole of a
shoe, showing the sole of a shoe is a primary insult in the Middle
East, in Arabic countries, in Islamic countries, and in fact, to
illustrate this, do you remember back in the first Gulf War during the
presidency of George H.W. Bush, do you remember how he kept calling
Saddam Hussein “Saddam”? We kept saying, “What the hell? He’s
president of the United States, doesn’t he know how to say Saddam?”
Saddam in Iraq is a shoe shiner or some such thing, it has to do with
the shoe. It was an insult to say Saddam Hussein’s name that way. The
shoe and the sole of the shoe is a big insult. And there’s a picture,
the White House released a picture taken by the White House
photographer of Obama on the phone with Benjamin Netanyahu, who is the
prime minister of Israel, with his feet up on the Oval Office desk, the
focal point of the picture is Obama’s shoes, the sole of his shoes.
And “them Jews” in Israel think that this is a subtle insult from Obama
to Netanyahu and Israel.
I’m not going to sit here and say,