Sunday, December 14, 2008

Iraq:Shoes Hurled at President Bush

The Lame Duck president get the greeting he deserves in Iraq

A surprise visit by US President George Bush to Iraq has been overshadowed by an incident in which two shoes were thrown at him during a news conference.

An Iraqi journalist was wrestled to the floor by security guards after he called Mr Bush "a dog"
and threw his footwear, just missing the president.
Showing the soles of shoes to someone is a sign of contempt in Arab culture.
During the trip, Mr Bush and Iraqi PM Nouri Maliki signed the new security agreement between their countries.The pact calls for US troops to leave Iraq in 2011 - eight years after the 2003 invasion that has in part defined the Bush presidency.

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