14 December 2008

Damn, He Missed!

Iraqi journalist Muntadhar al-Zaidi shouts "this is a goodbye kiss from the Iraqi people, dog," and hurls his shoes at Bush during his press conference in Baghdad.

In the Arab world, merely displaying the soles of ones shoes (e.g. putting your feet up) is considered quite rude. To actually throw them at someone is a major insult. When Saddam Hussein's statue was toppled after the invasion, many in the crowd threw shoes at the fallen statue.

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