Monday, December 15, 2008

Iraqi journalist throws his shoes at Bush

I would have liked it better had he thrown a big ol' pie a la Bill Gates, but this is still pretty damn good.

The U.K.'s Telegraph reports,
Muntadar al-Zeidi, 28, was arrested after throwing his shoes at Mr Bush during a press conference with Nouri al-Maliki, the Iraqi prime minister.

[His quote] “This is a gift from the Iraqis.This is a farewell kiss, you dog” – was praised across the Middle East, including in Saudi Arabia, Iran, Egypt and Jordan. A Libyan charity nominated him for a bravery award.

It was disclosed yesterday that Mr Zeidi “detested America.” He was once briefly detained by the US military and was also kidnapped by militants.

1 comment:

Tiger said...

Maybe all americans should send him a departing gifts of size 10 shoes.