Iraqi reporter throws shoes at George W. Bush

Here’s a reminder of the unpopularity of outgoing US President George W. Bush:

A report says that “in Iraqi culture, throwing shoes at someone is a sign of contempt”.

According to the Associated Press,

On a whirlwind trip shrouded in secrecy and marred by dissent, President George W. Bush on Sunday hailed progress in the wars that define his presidency and got a size-10 reminder of his unpopularity when a man hurled two shoes at him during a news conference in Iraq.

“This is your farewell kiss, you dog!” shouted the protester in Arabic, later identified as Muntadar al-Zeidi, a correspondent for Al-Baghdadia television, an Iraqi-owned station based in Cairo, Egypt. “This is from the widows, the orphans and those who were killed in Iraq.”

1 Comment

  1. Jason Bruce

    Ang bilis naman nilang makalimot.
    Sign of contempt? The journalist should also look at thing from a different perspective. The shoe throwing incident is a clear sign that freedom of expression and freedom of the press is back in Iraq. I would think these journalists will not dare do such a stunt under Saddam’s regime. Hope they wont forget that George Bush and the US military helped get their freedom back after years of dictatorship from Saddam.

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