Bush Forced to Dodge Flying Shoes
Posted by msrb on December 15, 2008
“This is a goodbye kiss … you DOG!”
“This is a goodbye kiss from the Iraqi people, you dog.” An Iraqi reporter shouted in Arabic as he threw his shoes at George W. Bush on Sunday, spoiling his “farewell” visit to Baghdad.
In this image from APTN video, a man throws a shoe 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. (AP Photo/APTN). Image may be subject to copyright.
“Throwing shoes at somebody is a supreme insult in the Middle East. One of the shoes sailed over the president’s head and slammed into the wall behind him and he had to duck to miss the other one. Maliki tried to block the second shoe with his arm.”
“It’s like going to a political rally and have people yell at you. It’s a way for people to draw attention … I don’t know what the guy’s cause was. [You don’t? Try the genocide of 1,284,105 souls!] I didn’t feel the least bit threatened by it.” Bush said.
- Number Of Iraqis Slaughtered In US War And Occupation Of Iraq: “1,284,105”
- Number of U.S. Military Personnel Sacrificed (Officially acknowledged) In U.S. War And Occupation Of Iraq: 4,209