Sunday, December 14, 2008

Secret Service Won't Even Take a Shoe for the Guy!

BBC NEWS | Middle East | Shoes thrown at Bush on Iraq trip:

"In the middle of the news conference with Mr Maliki, Iraqi television journalist Muntadar al-Zaidi stood up and shouted 'this is a goodbye kiss from the Iraqi people, dog,' before hurling a shoe at Mr Bush which narrowly missed him.

Showing the soles of shoes to someone is a sign of contempt in Arab culture.

With his second shoe, which the president also managed to dodge, Mr Zaidi said: 'This is for the widows and orphans and all those killed in Iraq.'"

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