Of course, comparing Bush to a dog is an insult to all dogs. ~ DS
Shoes Hurled at Bush in Iraq Press Conference
You have to respect this man’s restraint. With nearly 1,000,000 Iraqis dead as a result of George’s war, flying shoes are practically flowers and candy.
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Bush Ducks Shoes Thrown in Iraqi Leader’s Office
By Edwin Chen
Dec. 14 (Bloomberg) — President George W. Bush ducked two shoes thrown at him by a man during a press conference in the Iraqi prime minister’s office to mark the signing of a security agreement.
Bush wasn’t hit by the shoes, which both sailed over his head after they were thrown one after the other. The president shrugged and said “I’m OK” after the incident in Baghdad today. “All I can report is it is a size 10,” Bush said afterwards.
In Arab culture, throwing shoes is a grave show of disrespect. “This is the farewell kiss, you dog,” the man shouted in Arabic.
The shoe-thrower, who was in a group of journalists, was wrestled to the ground and taken away. “This is from the widows, the orphans and those who were killed in Iraq,” shouted the man, later identified by the Associated Press as Muntadar al-Zeidi, a correspondent for Al-Baghdadia television, an Iraqi- owned station based in Cairo, Egypt.
Iraqi reporter throws shoes at Bush in Baghdad
http://www.chinaview.cn 2008-12-15 03:11:27
BAGHDAD, Dec. 14 (Xinhua) — An Iraqi reporter threw his shoes at visiting U.S. President George W. Bush and called him a “dog” in Arabic during a news conference with Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki in Baghdad on Sunday.
Muntadhar al-Zaidi, reporter of Baghdadiya television jumped and threw his two shoes one by one at the president, who ducked and thus narrowly missed being struck, raising chaos in the hall in Baghdad’s heavily fortified green Zone.
“This is a farewell kiss, dog,” said Zaidi.
Iraqis: Release shoe hurling reporter
Mon, 15 Dec 2008 13:50:56 GMT
The demonstrators call for the release of the shoe hurling reporter in Baghdad.
Iraqis stage a demonstration in Baghdad calling for the release of a journalist who was arrested for hurling his shoes at the US President.
The demonstrators held a rally in Sadr City and urged the government to release Muntazer al-Zaidi, who was charged with committing a ‘barbaric act’, the Voices of Iraq news agency reported on Monday.
Zaidi, a correspondent for al-Baghdadiya satellite channel, hurled his shoes at President George W. Bush during a press conference, shouting “This is a goodbye kiss from the Iraqi people, dog!”