Sunday, December 14, 2008
President George Bush Ducks Shoe Missile Thrown At Him In Baghdad By Arab Journalist Muntadar Al-Zeidi, GOOD THING THERE WASN'T A GRENADE
George W. Bush sure knows how to duck. In this image from APTN video, a man throws a shoe (NO GRENADES FOUND) at President George W. Bush during a news conference with Iraq Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki on Sunday, Dec. 14, 2008, in Baghdad.
The man threw two shoes at Bush, one after another. Bush ducked both throws, and neither man was hit. The outgoing US president made an unannounced farewell visit to Iraq today. During a press conference, an Arab journalist threw two size 10 shoes at him and shouted (translated into english & according to New York Times) “This is a farewell kiss, dog,”.
That is some farewell, aint it? The shoe thrower has been identified as Muntadar al-Zeidi. He is a correspondent for Al-Baghdadia television and is based in Egypt. Security officials grabbed Zeidi and took him out of the press conference.