Monday, December 15, 2008

Bush gets 'farewell boot' in Iraq



It gives fresh meaning to the phrase shooed away. President George W Bush ducked a pair of shoes hurled at his head -- one shoe after the other -- in the middle of a news conference with Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki.  Both shoes narrowly missed their target.

The assailant -- later identified as television correspondent Muntadar al-Zeidi - leapt from his chair and hurled his footwear at the president, who was about 20 feet away and yelled in Arabic.

"This is a farewell kiss, you dog,"

Bush later bravely said - 

"So what if the guy threw a shoe at me?" "If you want the facts, it was a size 10,"

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