If The Shoe Fits

It appears that President Bush still has few in any friends in Iraq. In what is being called his farewell tour of the country he invaded liberated, he was attacked by a shoe wielding Iraqi journalist.

Mr. Bush got a size-10 reminder of the fervent opposition to his policies when a man threw two shoes at him – one after another – during a news conference with Iraq Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki.

“This is the end!” shouted the man, later identified as Muntadaral-Zeidi, a correspondent for Al-Baghdadiya television, an Iraqi-owned station based in Cairo, Egypt.

Mr. Bush ducked both throws; neither leader was hit. In Iraqi culture, throwing shoes at someone is a sign of contempt; Iraqis whacked a statue of Saddam Hussein with their shoes after U.S. Marines toppled it to the ground in 2003.

Video of the shoe toss can be seen here.

UPDATE: Video now up on MSNBC

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