George W 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.
1. US President George W. Bush speaking at podium, standing next to Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki
2. Zoom out, Bush shaking hands with al-Maliki
3. Bush starting to speak, man identified as Muntadar al-Zeidi, correspondent for Al-Baghdadiya television, stands up and throws shoe at Bush, Bush ducks. Pull back wide, man throws second shoe, Bush ducks. Security hold man on the floor UPSOUND: shouting
4. Slow Motion sequence of man throwing shoes
His legacy forever linked to an unpopular war, President George W. Bush visited Iraq under intense security on Sunday and declared that the long, hard conflict was necessary to protect the United States and give Iraqis hope.
But he 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 Muntadar al-Zeidi, a correspondent for Al-Baghdadiya television, an Iraqi-owned station based in Cairo, Egypt.
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 US Marines toppled it to the ground after the 2003 invasion.
"All I can report," Bush joked after the incident, "is a size 10."
The US president visited the Iraqi capital just 37 days before he hands the war off to President-elect Barack Obama, who has pledged to end it.
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I have to admit Bush was quick, almost like a boxer in the first shoe. He got complacent on the second shoe and the throw would have got him if the throw was better. I wish the shoe would have got him. I despise the Republican establishment almost as much as the Democratic establishment.
Of course, if Bush was more like Andrew Jackson or Trump, he would have taken off his shoes and thrown them at the raghead.
Pinning Boos u literally live in a cave he literally killed half of the population looking for weapons of mass destruction and when he didn’t find any the only thing he did was “sorry” nth else u think that’s not barbaric
What did Bush do wrong? Well, it's difficult to summarize all the different things, but the best summary I can come up with is his administration had a poor understanding of the social structure, the culture, the history, and the expectations of the places that the US invaded, thus causing more problems than there were beforehand.
that's not true, millions of innocent people have been murdered in cambodia and ethiopia by communist dictators in the mid to late 1970s. what about the 800,000 tutsi's who were slaughtered in a matter of just months? you're a clown
oh please. like saddam was an angel. things are worse in iraq, agree, but saddam would have funded AQ even more. What did osama want? for US forces to leave SA. Why were US forces in SA? to protect SA and make a no fly zone over IRAQ and protect against Iran. So following the trail, who could have paid OBL? Who benefits from OBLs actions?
Following Iraq, Iran supports shias and wins in Iraq, meanwhile Obama and company create ISIS to topple the rest of these regimes that threaten the Saudis. I say, fuck Saudis, fuck Iraq and fuck OBL. Lets leave, and see how they fuck one another. Because the people of Araba and Persia still hate America regardless of the fact America protected Saudis.
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