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September 20th, 2009
01:49 AM ET

BackStory: Iraqi Shoe-Thrower's Homecoming

A flock of sheep + ululating womenfolk + a hot & bothered Cal Perry = this week's BackStory - brought to you by Michael Holmes and Miz Betty Nguyen, sitting in for Kyra.



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  1. Theresa Carusona

    Alright , thats enough of the shoe thrower.. This was our president.Ya know we should have been loyal to our president. But most importantly, that wasnt a nice thing for a president to have to endure. IT was embarrasing. And if that happened to Obama, it would be stricken from the press not to run it... Other countries laugh at us dont you see that . Saying, look they dont even like their own president. How stupid can we all be..Dont do that... If this happened to Obama, it would be stricken from this CNN site... Remember folks he is not God.

    September 20, 2009 at 7:16 am |
  2. Scott Stodden

    I feel he disrespected a sitting President and if anyone else would have did this to another country's president they be sitting in prison still to this day. This man has not served nearly enough time and should be in prison for at least a year or two, he could have seriously hurt our President even if it is George W Bush, he's still an American President.

    Scott Stodden (Freeport,Illinois)

    September 20, 2009 at 8:50 am |
  3. Mike Armstrong TX.

    When they recoverd this guys shoes did they check it for a bomb he might have not lit the fuse.

    September 21, 2009 at 1:07 pm |
  4. Mike Armstrong TX.

    This might have been disrespectful but at the same time it was funny as heck.

    September 21, 2009 at 1:16 pm |
  5. Jean


    There are times that the Law could be so lax. This time, allowing this man whom it has deemed to be insane to go on a trip. Then he disappears and when he was caught says: "I am finished".
    I always thought that an insane person (crazy for women; mad for men) does not know what he/she is doing and saying. These days, there are some people who murder and commit other crimes, then it is stated that they were insane or temporary insane. Is this a modern manner of describing them and the wickedness of their hearts?
    Some are deemed insane so as to avoid going to prison and execution. Are they really insane? I would say that these people possess wicked hearts.
    Let us face it. This man was not insane. He knew very well what he was doing. He packed clothing, food and water. He called a friend so that he could stay with the friend, hopiing that he would escape the Law. Do insane people do this? He had all intentions of escaping.
    If someone is insane – crazy or mad as I know it, when they are caught, they would not speak in such a sensible manner saying; "I am finished." Insane people may even put up a fight and will not allow anyone to touch them because they do not know what they are doing. Is insanity different in the US to certain other countries? This is why some people get away with murder, as the saying goes.

    September 21, 2009 at 2:08 pm |
  6. MR.AL

    The shoe caper

    The shoe thower caper the man served his time Bush didn't get hit.Yes it was disrespect in a war torn country,It was frustartion not insanity. Tthe man served his time Bush is alive and well at home counting his Billions.

    September 26, 2009 at 10:55 am |