Iraqi throws shoes at President Bush

Discussion in 'Politics' started by Mercor, Dec 14, 2008.

  1. Angry Iraqi throws shoes at Bush in Baghdad

    The man was dragged out screaming after throwing the shoes. Bush ducked, and the shoes, thrown one at a time, sailed past his head during the news conference with Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki in his palace in the heavily fortified Green Zone.

    As the man continued to scream from another room, Bush said: "That was a size 10 shoe he threw at me, you may want to know."

    Nice Bush comeback.....Bush is awesome!
  2. hughb


  3. Bush doesn't even seem phased by it. After he ducks the 1st shoe he stands up with a smirk on his face and ducks the 2nd shoe.

    I bet most politicians would have hit the floor and stayed.
  4. To bad he didn't catch one of the shoes.

    You can tell he's played some baseball before.
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  6. 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, whhen the journalist, Muthathar al Zaidi pulled his shoes off and hurled them at the president. "This is a goodbye kiss, you dog," Zaidi shouted.

    Bush dodged the shoes and was not struck. Bodyguards quickly wrestled Zaidi to the floor and hauled him, kicking and screaming, from the room. Two other Iraqi journalists were briefly detained after one of them called Zaidi's actions "courageous."
  7. All he could find was a shoe????? :eek:
  8. TGregg


    I wonder what would have happened to the reporter if he threw shoes at Saddam?
  9. Remember Iraq was a blessed land of peace and love before the evil, torture loving Americans showed up.
  10. Great fucking argument Aristotle, especially since Saddam was originally supported by the US. It was a battle of two unethical power hungry greedy sides, sometimes they allied, sometimes they schemed deals behind each others back. This isn't Star Wars where you can pick sides.
    #10     Dec 15, 2008