Iraqi Journalist Throws Shoes At Bush

by LukeAmerica2020
President George W. Bush unexpectedly flew to Iraq Sunday (2008-12-14), his fourth visit, to pay a farewell visit and discuss a recently signed security agreement. Hours later, during a news conference in Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki’s office in Baghdad, a reporter of Baghdadiya television threw two shoes, one by one, at Bush (video below).

The man who threw the shoes shouted an Arabic phrase, which reportedly translated as, “This is a farewell kiss, dog.” In the Arab world, one of the strongest insults is sticking the sole of your dirty shoe in somebody’s face.

Bush ducked both attempts and quipped, “All I can report is it is a size 10.”

After the brief chaos in the hall, inside Baghdad’s heavily-fortified Green Zone, the news conference resumed.

This video is from the LiberalBias100 YouTube channel.

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10 Responses to Iraqi Journalist Throws Shoes At Bush

  1. […] Iraqi Journalist Throws Shoes At Bush « LukeAmerica2020 President George W. Bush unexpectedly flew to Iraq Sunday (2008-12-14), his fourth visit, to pay a farewell visit and discuss a recently signed security agreement. Hours later, during a news conference in Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki’s … […]

  2. Mike says:

    Bush deserves it. This is coming from a U.S. citizen.

  3. GeekGirl2u says:

    If Bush deserves a shoe being thrown at him what do we say about Obama knowing all the corruption that is following in his trail? Oh never mind the media has a nationwide cover-up going on to make sure President Elect Obama looks like a saint.

  4. Bassfooler says:

    Secret Service was a little slow on the response if it would have been obumma they would have killed the guy

  5. GeekGirl2u says:

    I wonder if President Bush got to keep the shoes? You know this will be part of History! Wow the guy who through the shoes will make lots of money now. Did anyone see if he was part of the Chicago Crooks? (j/k)
    President Bush just can’t get a break.

  6. And to that Iraqi reporter, “yela’an sabe’a jad lak” … a worse Arab insult … “damn your seventh grandfather”.

  7. Bassfooler says:

    The smell could have been considered a lethal weapon LMAO

  8. Bassfooler, toooo funny.

  9. Mike Says:
    December 14, 2008 at 7:12 pm

    Bush deserves it. This is coming from a U.S. citizen.

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    What Mike completely fails to understand is that the shoes were thrown at President Bush as a symbol of the United States. These shoes were thrown not just at Bush, but at every American, and most egregiously, at every American soldier that has sacrificed dearly.

    (NJ-Woman)

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