By now most people have seen the video footage of the Iraqi journalist Muntader al-Zaidi throwing his shoes at George W. Bush. The New York Times helps you put it in perspective:
The shoe-throwing incident in Baghdad punctuated Mr. Bush's visit here–his fourth–in a deeply symbolic way, reflecting the conflicted views in Iraq of a man who toppled Saddam Hussein, ordered the occupation of the country and brought it freedoms unthinkable under Mr. HusseinÃƒÆ’Â¢ÃƒÂ¢”Å¡Â¬ÃƒÂ¢”Å¾Â¢s rule but at enormous costs.
From the Times' account, al-Zaidi yelled at Bush, "This is from the widows, the orphans and those who were killed in Iraq!" This would not seem at all conflicted, would it?