Sunday, December 14, 2008
Hatred for Bush
An Iraqi journalist expressing his feelings that many Iraqis have.
Iraqi journalist Muntadhir-al Zaidi with Baghdadiya TV based In Cairo, Egypt launched his size 10 shoes at President Bush this evening. Bush was making his farewell visit to Baghdad in the heavily fortified Green Zone. The shoes, launched one at at time, sailed passed the president's head. Zaidi was heard yelling in Arabic. "This is a farewell, you dog". In the Muslim culture, throwing a shoe at someone or sitting so that the bottom of your shoes faces someone is an insult.
Zaidi was quickly apprehended and dragged away still yelling "Dog,dog!"
Later, President Bush joked and said "that was a size 10, it's one way of getting attention".