Iraqi journalist hurls his shoes at `Dog Bush in Baghdad

December 15th, 2008 - 11:25 am ICT by ANI  

Baghdad (Iraq), Dec.15 (ANI): Outgoing UD President George W. Bush was pelted with two shoes on Sunday during a press conference here, but managed to duck both.

According to The Sun, an Iraqi TV journalist hurled the shoes at Bush during a joint press briefing with Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki after the signing of a troop withdrawal agreement.

Muntadar al-Zeidi, a TV reporter with an Iraqi-owned station based in Egypt, hurled the shoes, yelling in Arabic: This is a farewell kiss, dog.

Bush, however, shrugged off the bizarre attack by saying Im okay, before joking later: All I can report is it was a size ten.
Its like driving down the street and having people not gesturing with all five fingers, he added.

White House press secretary Dana Perino was hit in the eye with a microphone as guards rushed to grab al-Zeidi.

To Arabs, throwing shoes at someone is a sign of contempt. (ANI)

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