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Sunday, December 14, 2008

(Video) Iraqi journalist throws shoes at George W. Bush

Here's video of an Iraqi journalist tossing his shoes at U.S. president George W. Bush:

Apparently, the television journalist yelled out, "this is a farewell kiss, you dog," while throwing his shoes.

Posted by P.M. Jaworski on December 14, 2008 in U.S. politics | Permalink


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That is just way WAY too funny.
Best laugh I've had today. :)

"We'll be hailed in the streets as Liberators"

Posted by: JC | 2008-12-14 3:36:38 PM

After the Canada Day rioting in Edmonton, Dr. Walter Block joked: "Ban shoes. You can't riot if you have no shoes."

Good point, Walter.

And you can't attack the president either.

Shoe bans will be the brave new security measure at the next presidential press conference.

Posted by: Matthew Johnston | 2008-12-14 3:45:36 PM

What an amazing duck by Bush

Posted by: James | 2008-12-14 4:29:51 PM

Well done, George! Beautifully handled, grace under pressure. Good reflexes. I bet the idiot that threw the shoes was infuriated that you popped right back with a smile.

Posted by: bluejay | 2008-12-14 4:30:40 PM

Nice slip. He came right back to center and blocked the second shoe. I could work with this guy. It's not easy teaching someone to slip left without losing his balance. Too bad the guy was so far away. Bush could have landed a nice left hook to the body with those moves.

Posted by: dp | 2008-12-14 4:37:42 PM

I'm surprised he got both shoes off. Security seemed a little slow, or is it just me?

Posted by: Matthew Johnston | 2008-12-14 4:52:24 PM

If secret service agents are willing to take a bullet for the president, they seem a bit more reluctant to take a... shoe!

Posted by: David Gagnon | 2008-12-14 5:58:37 PM

The thrower had both shoes off before he hurled the first one. The video shows him bending down to pick up, not take off, the second shoe before throwing it. Mr. Bush obviously benefits from his daily workouts.

Posted by: DML | 2008-12-14 8:59:06 PM

The baseball talent scouts should make this guy an offer cause he was good. He is well beyond the bush league. Think of what he could have accomplished with a pair of balanced wellingtons. This will lead to extened training for the presidents bodyguards and a entirely new security screening at airports. Just kidding. I think.

Posted by: peterj | 2008-12-14 9:45:33 PM

I don't want to sound too righteous but it is interesting that this journalist never threw any shoes at Saddam - he waited until Mr. Bush made it safe to throw shoes at whomever he wished.

Posted by: maggie | 2008-12-14 10:44:14 PM

Good point maggie. Saddam would have made shoes of that chap's hide.

Posted by: dp | 2008-12-14 10:55:13 PM

Unlike throwing underwear at rock stars there is probably some law against throwing shoes at a foreign dignitary. It will be interesting if we ever find out what happens to this fellow.

Posted by: peterj | 2008-12-14 11:33:43 PM

Great duck. LOL.

Where was security? I was expecting a flying Secret Service Guy on the shoe thrower as the first shoe left his hands.

And, Maggie, you have it exactly right. Bush has made it safe to throw shoes in Iraq.

Beats the Hell out of the Saddam "feet first through the plastic shredder" routine.

Posted by: Jay Currie | 2008-12-15 1:01:34 AM

A "Lame Duck President" ducks while getting da Boots?

Actually he did respond by himself as unfortunately the SS were having Coffee at a nearby Starbucks?

Poor Journalist. What is that saying about complaining having no shoes?

Posted by: The LS from SK | 2008-12-15 3:34:37 PM

Hey Bush killed over a million Iraqis so the uh Iraqis could...uh, throw shoes.

Does that not sound like a lot of murder to justify a little shoe throwing?

Maybe we should kill 100,000 more and give them the right to throw pies. Maybe a full blown holocaust would give them property rights.

Maybe if we kill them all, they could have a totally free society.

Posted by: Duder | 2008-12-15 3:47:32 PM

I should add that those bastards are probably thankless. I mean you go over, take the time and effort to murder all their relatives and friends, give them the right to throw shoes and they don't reciprocate with kindness.

Whew, that's the last time we should invade them.

Posted by: Duder | 2008-12-15 4:09:17 PM

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