Two Flying Shoes Unite the Arab World

It seems Iraqis from the North, South, Sadr City, etc. are applauding the actions of Muntader al-Zaidi, a 29-year-old journalist, who hurled both his black dress shoes at President Bush’s head during his visit to Baghdad on Sunday. People are talking about it all over the Middle East. Read more about it here. A quote from the New York Times article:

“As Mr. Bush was speaking, Mr. Zaidi rose abruptly from about 12 feet away, reared his right arm and fired a shoe at the president’s head while shouting in Arabic: ‘This is a gift from the Iraqis; this is the farewell kiss, you dog!’

“Mr. Bush deftly ducked and the shoe narrowly missed him. A few seconds later, the journalist tossed his other shoe, again with great force, this time shouting, ‘This is from the widows, the orphans and those who were killed in Iraq!’ Again, the shoe sailed over the president’s head.”

 Go here to see a slide show of demonstrations around Iraq this week, with Iraqiswaving their shoes and protesting the U.S. occupation.

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One Response to Two Flying Shoes Unite the Arab World

  1. elle says:

    love it! Mr. Zaidi is a hero.

    watch now they’ll reqire journalists to remove their shoes before a press conference with the jerk.

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