Man Throws Shoes At Bush In Iraq

Baghdad, Iraq — A man threw his shoes at President George W. Bush and was dragged away by security officials during the president’s farewell trip to Iraq.

The incident occurred as Bush was appearing Sunday with Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki.

Bush ducked and wasn’t hit by either shoe. Bush joked, saying that all he can report was that it was a size 10 shoe. then calmly took questions.

President Bush says the work in Iraq has been hard, but is necessary for U.S. security and world peace. He says he’s grateful he had the chance to return to Iraq a final time before his presidency ends.

The president is celebrating a recent U.S.-Iraq security agreement that calls for U.S. troops to withdraw by the end of 2011.

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8 responses to “Man Throws Shoes At Bush In Iraq

  1. btlowery

    Interestingly, I think this incident says more about what Iraq has become than what Bush did to Iraq. A place where you can actually insult leaders and live to see another day. Ironically, an act of protest reassures the goals of the person he is protesting.

    See the Dicta.

  2. Brett

    Where was the Secret Service? I didn’t see any noticeable security response until after the 2nd shoe was thrown. There is no way an individual should have the time to throw two shoes at Pres. Bush. After the first shoe was thrown, Pres. Bush should’ve been wisked out of there in the same manner as if a shot had been fired. The shoes could’ve been coated with a poison or other harmful material(s).

  3. Auf ve ter sane

    FROM NOW ON NO ONE WILL
    BE ALLOWED TO WEAR SHOES AT
    ANY MEETING WITH PRESIDENT BUSH!

    Secret Service? lol

  4. Royc

    Could you even imagine the fate of that guy had he thrown those shoes 5 years ago. lol. He would now be buried up to his neck in an ate pile somewhere and that would be just the beginning. Soon American forces will leave and he will be free to kill his neighbors in gods name, the only freedom he ever wanted in the first place. Guess there is no shortage of morons in Iraq.

  5. Watie

    Bet U he would have not had balls to do the same to the assassin Saddam Hussein knowing that before being executed every bone in his limbs would had been broken. These are the same kind of scoundrels that when the Muslims thugs were killing 3,000 people September 11 in New York, were throwing their shoes up in the air as canibals’ sign of delight for the spill of blood. Democracy, Freedom? let’s not kill oursleves these people are not apt to recognize or feel happy about it. They are elements that only recognize the voice of masters or religious inquisitions.

  6. Watie

    Bet U he would have not had balls to do the same to the assassin Saddam Hussein knowing that before being executed every bone in his limbs would had been broken. These are the same kind of scoundrels that when the Muslims thugs were killing 3,000 people September 11 in New York, were throwing their shoes up in the air as canibals’ sign of delight for the spill of blood. Democracy, Freedom? let’s not kid oursleves these people are not apt to recognize or feel happy about it. They are elements that only recognize the voice of masters or religious inquisitions.

  7. AAB

    $12 Billion a month on continuing the Iraq invasion, Iraqi shoes flying at our outgoing President … Priceless! The new found freedom from the old partnership of US/Iraq (Saddam days) is being reflected by flying footwear.

  8. andeeroo

    Mo,
    Shoes are easy.

    Consider the alternatives al-Zaidi passed up

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