George W. Bush,  Iraq,  Iraq War

Video: Iraqi Journalist Throws Shoes at President Bush, Dana Perino and Secret Service Receive Black Eyes


What a farewell to President Bush – getting shoes thown at you. But isn’t that what the radical Jihadists want to show – disdain for President Bush since they could not defeat him or the United States in Iraq?

Welcome to Baghdad. An Iraqi reporter set off pandemonium Sunday by hurling two shoes at President Bush during a news conference that was the centerpiece of his secret goodbye visit.

Bush was cool under fire and prevented an even bigger incident by waving off his lead Secret Service agent, who was prepared to extract him from the room.

Video shows the president’s lead agent rushing to the podium, but the president immediately and subtly motions to him that it’s OK. The agent backs off.

The president successfully ducked both throws. Photos show him with his head down near the top of the podium.  The embarrassing incident marred a visit meant to show off the improved conditions since the troop “surge” dramatically reduced casualties to U.S. troops.

“This is a gift from the Iraqis. This is the farewell kiss, you dog,” the journalist shouted (in Arabic), Steven Lee Myers of The New York Times reported in a pool report to the White House press corps.

Myers reported that the man threw the second shoe and added: “This is from the widows, the orphans and those who were killed in Iraq.”

Here is the video:

As was described in the video above White House Press Secretary Dana Perino received a microphone in the eye and has a shiner. The Secret Service who were apparently in the other room eating donuts also received a black eye because they were nowhere to be found. Secret Service = disgraceful in this case.

Michelle Malkin has more on the journalist, Muntazer al-Zaidi, a correspondent for the independent al- Baghdadiya television station. Whoever this jerk works for will award him a medal.

Flap wonders if the President-Elect will make a comment? So, far crickets.

In the meantime, unfazed President Bush is off to Afghanistan.

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  • Alan Herrington

    I was very impressed with the President’s reflexes! He was quick, and he kept his eyes on the thrower.

  • John

    Excellent — loved it — give us more of the same.

    This brave man’s actions (the Iraqi, not the coward Bush) probably relects the sentiments of 90% of the planet’s population. And I really don’t care what you or any other misinformed, dumbed down, murderer-supporting people think about me or what I say.

    Besides, if you liked the Bush crime family, you’re gonna love the Obamination’s global crime syndicate. Obama and his merry band of communists are preparing NOW to competely destroy America and plunder what little wealth remains here.

    Bend over and kiss your stupid ass goodbye. Because of a whole nation of TV educated morons too illiterate to have a clue, it’s curtains for the good ole USA.

  • Flap

    You are right. We don’t care about what you say.

    If you hate America so much, dude, why don’t you pick up your sorry ass and move out of the country?

    Don’t let the door hit you on the way out.

  • Alan Herrington

    You know Commenter “John” illustrates the true power of the internet…it’s ability to allow people to say really stupid things that they wouldn’t dare say in public in front of other adults.