Shoe attack

“All I can report is that it’s a size 10.”                                              — George Bush

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George Bush, the US president, has had a pair of shoes hurled at him at a press conference during his last surprise visit to Iraq before leaving office in January.

An Iraqi reporter called Bush “a dog” and shouted out “this is the end” at Sunday’s news conference in Baghdad, before throwing his shoes at the US leader.

Bush, who had been giving a joint press statement with Nuri Al-Maliki, the Iraqi prime minister, ducked behind a podium as the shoes narrowly missed his head.

He was reported to be unhurt after the attack by Muntadar al-Zeidi, a correspondent for Al-Baghdadiya television, the Associated Press news agency reported.

The outgoing US leader had just told reporters that while the war in Iraq was not over “it is decisively on its way to being won,” when al-Zeidi got to his feet and hurled abuse – and his footwear – at the US president.

Dec 15th, 2008 | Posted in Information
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  1. Anonymous
    Dec 15th, 2008 at 16:41 | #1

    If i were the reporter, i will throw him the stink bad eggs!!! 😈

  2. Dec 16th, 2008 at 12:08 | #2

    @Anonymous – Ha, maybe you are right. Stink bad eggs are more cheaper~ 😆

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