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IRAQI JOURNALIST THROWS SHOES AT 'DOG' BUSH; MISSES...

An Iraqi journalist hurled his shoes and an insult at George W. Bush, without hitting him, as the US president was shaking hands with the Iraqi premier at his Baghdad office on Sunday.

As the two leaders met in Nuri al-Maliki's private office, a journalist sitting in the third row jumped up, shouting: "It is the farewell kiss, you dog," and threw his shoes one after the other towards Bush.

Maliki made a protective gesture towards the US president, who ducked and was not hit.

The journalist, Muntazer al-Zaidi from Al-Baghdadia channel which broadcasts from Cairo, was frogmarched from the room by security staff, an AFP journalist said.

Soles of shoes are considered the ultimate insult in Arab culture. After Saddam Hussein's statue was toppled in Baghdad in April 2003, many onlookers beat the statue's face with their soles.

Some Iraqi journalists stood up to apologise.

The White House said Bush ducked to avoid the first shoe, while the second narrowly missed the president.

Bush said: "Thanks for apologising on behalf of the Iraqi people. It doesn't bother me. If you want the facts, it was a size 10 shoe that he threw".

Playing down the incident, the president later added: "I don't know what the guy's cause is... I didn't feel the least bit threatened by it."

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heh heh heh

I'm pretty sure that plays well in the Arab world
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Bush said he wasn't sure who the guy was, but that "...he wore a size 10 shoe."

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heh heh heh

I'm pretty sure that plays well in the Arab world
Sadly, I suspect it will "play well" right here in OT...

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I'm still chuckling, so yeah...it's playing well
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He deserves it! That guy should get a reward IMO. He captured the sentiments of so many at home and the rest of the world.
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Friggin hilarious.

Bush seemed more than prepared to duck though.
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This video should be in his presidential library! Kinda sums up his administration.
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Friggin hilarious.

Bush seemed more than prepared to duck though.
Of course he was prepared for it. He knows that he and his troops are not welcome there. This man/animal/war criminal has destroyed the world. He can only feed his lies here at home to the neocons. People over there are more intelligent than Bush's neocon base. This is one of the most humiliating thing that can be done to a person in that part of the world. I don't recall any other president who has been so much hated in the rest of the world and who had absolutely no respect what so ever in the eyes of the international community. That guy is a hero. He had the balls to express himself! He'll probably go to jail but still he will become a hero.

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That guy is a hero. He had the balls to express himself! He'll probably go to jail but still he will become a hero.
No he's not. Put pure and simply- he's a hooligan...

If we all 'expressed ourselves' in a similar manner, we would live in anarchy as no leader would appear without an armed guard.

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