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A Shoe Thrown At Bush Is Worth Two On Your Feet !

December 15th, 2008 Leave a comment Go to comments

From the BBC:

In the middle of the news conference with Mr Maliki, Iraqi television journalist Muntadar al-Zaidi stood up and shouted “this is a goodbye kiss from the Iraqi people, dog,” before hurling a shoe at Mr Bush which narrowly missed him.

Showing the soles of shoes to someone is a sign of contempt in Arab culture.

With his second shoe, which the president also managed to dodge, Mr Zaidi said: “This is for the widows and orphans and all those killed in Iraq.

Muntadar al-Zaidi throws a shoe at George Bush (14 December 2008)

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