VIDEO: Iraqi Journalist Hurls Shoes At Bush During Press Conference

During a press conference in which he and Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki marked the singing of a U.S./Iraq security agreement, a man who was later identified as an Iraqi TV journalist rushed the podium and hurled both of his shoes at President Bush while shouting, "This is a goodbye kiss, you dog."


An Iraqi television journalist hurled two shoes at President Bush on Sunday during a joint news conference Bush was holding with Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al Maliki to mark the signing of a U.S.-Iraq security agreement.

Bush had just finished his prepared remarks in which he said the security agreement was made possible by the U.S. surge of troops earlier this year, when the journalist, Muthathar al Zaidi pulled his shoes off and hurled them at the president. "This is a goodbye kiss, you dog," Zaidi shouted.

I don't know what's more remarkable: That this guy was able to get close enough to the President to almost hit him with a shoe? Or the ease and quickness with which President Bush dodged it? Either way, you have to appreciate Bush's sense of humor as he says, "All I can report is a size 10."


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