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