Now, only reporters sans shoes can query Bush at pressers!

December 16th, 2008 - 2:56 pm ICT by ANI  

Lahore, Dec 16 (ANI): Its a classic case of once bitten twice shy! Reporters attending a joint press conference of United States President George W Bush and Afghan President Hamid Karzai were asked to remove their shoes to avoid any untoward incident.

A private TV channel on Monday quoted a French reporter as saying that prior to the press conference, Afghan presidents spokesman Saimick Herwai appealed to Afghan reporters to give respect to the US President and address him as his excellency.

On Sunday, an Iraqi journalist had hurled his shoes and an insult at the US president when he was shaking hands with the Iraqi premier.

Muntadar al Zeidi is facing interrogation over whether he was paid to interrupt the US Presidents news conference in Baghdad.

The reporter, who works for the Al Baghdadia channel, which broadcasts from Cairo, is also being tested for alcohol and drugs.

The reporter jumped up as Bush was speaking alongside the Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al Maliki on Sunday.

He shouted, It is the farewell kiss, you dog, before throwing two shoes. (ANI)

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