President Bush almost gets hit with a shoe

(I uploaded this since a lot of you probably would be searching for this) Bush got a size-10 reminder of the fervent opposition to his policies when a man threw two shoes at him – one after another – during a news conference with Iraq Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki. “This is the end!” shouted the man, later identified as Muntadar al-Zeidi, a correspondent for Al-Baghdadia television, an Iraqi-owned station based in Cairo, Egypt.

Bush ducked both throws. Neither leader was hit. In Iraqi culture, throwing shoes at someone is a sign of contempt; Iraqis whacked a statue of Saddam Hussein with their shoes after U.S. marines toppled it to the ground after the 2003 invasion.

“All I can report,” Bush joked of the incident, “is a size 10.”

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