Civilization is series of known and accepted measures of conduct to coordinate a civil lifestyle. Civilization is based on many historical elements such as culture. However, enjoying an ancient culture does not necessarily constitute a healthy and thriving civilization for any people. For example, a nation that suffers from low literacy rates among its population cannot usually uphold freedom of speech.
The uncivilized reaction of some spectators during official meetings in less-developed nations may be broadcasted, but they should never be vouchsafed by indifferent media.
Throwing shoes at a president of any foreign country while he or she is visiting is neither moral nor an effective way to communicate.
While we hold Mr. Bush responsible for many economic and moral misjudgments, and he deserves impeachment, we should not allow any demeaning act against the person of our president in any social gathering. What transpired against Mr. Ahmadinejhad in Washington and his being ridiculed by biased media was just based on freedom of speech, while he deserved more representing an oppressive government! The U.S is a better nation than that. Our children must be taught the value of free speech and respect for all even when they are out of line.