US President George W Bush had an interesting reception at a press conference in Iraq Sunday when a journalist decided to throw his shoes at him.
Iraqi journalist Muntazer al-Zaidi hurled two shoes at President Bush while shouting “It is the farewell kiss, you dog.”
President Bush, not always known for his quickness with words showed skill during the attack, managing to duck as both shoes were thrown.
The soles of shoes are considered the ultimate insult in Arab culture. President Bush laughed off the incident, saying: “It doesn’t bother me. If you want the facts, it was a size 10 shoe that he threw”.
Here’s the Bush Shoe video: