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Iraqi journalist throws shoes at Bush in Baghdad

 

BAGHDAD, Iraq (CNN) -- A man identified as an Iraqi journalist threw shoes at -- but missed -- President Bush during a news conference Sunday evening in Baghdad, where Bush was making a farewell visit.

 

Bush ducked, and the shoes, flung one at a time, sailed past his head during the news conference with Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki in his palace in the heavily fortified Green Zone.

 

The shoe-thrower -- identified as Muntadhar al-Zaidi, an Iraqi journalist with Egypt-based al-Baghdadia television network -- could be heard yelling in Arabic: "This is a farewell ... you dog!"

 

While pinned on the ground by security personnel, he screamed: "You killed the Iraqis!"

 

Al-Zaidi was dragged away. While al-Zaidi was still screaming in another room, Bush said: "That was a size 10 shoe he threw at me, you may want to know."

 

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  • Riley2020
  • In Arab culture, the throwing of one's shoes at another is considered a strong sign of contempt.
  • The article has also mentioned the point, but I cut if off. Thanks for reference.

    Eigenzeit 於 2008/12/15 16:41 回覆