Iraqi Reporter throws Shoes at George Bush

This just in from our buddies at Pwned Video :

From the Associated Press article on the incident:

President George W. Bush ducked a pair of shoes hurled at his head – one shoe after the otherĀ – in the middle of a news conference with Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki. Both shoes narrowly missed their target and thumped loudly against the wall behind the leaders.

shoe 300x228“Don’t worry about it,” the president said as the room erupted into chaos. Iraqi reporters started shouting what Bush later explained were apologies for the incident. “So what if the guy threw a shoe at me?” Bush said, comparing the action to political protests in the United States. “If you want the facts, it was a size 10,” he joked.

The shoe attack came as Bush and al-Maliki were about to shake hands. The assailant – later identified as television correspondent Muntadar al-ZeidiĀ – leapt from his chair and hurled his footwear at the president, who was about 20 feet away. “This is a farewell kiss, you dog,” he yelled in Arabic. “This is from the widows, the orphans and those who were killed in Iraq.”

So the first thing that came to mind for me was Austin Powers, and the Random Task fight scene. Of course like all good ideas, someone, or many people have already thought of the same thing. Here are a couple of You Tube clips that have already hit the net :

There are a bunch more, but you get the idea.

Philip Van der Vossen

Editor at Gunaxin
Philip Van der Vossen is the Editor of Gunaxin, a Men's Lifestyle Magazine that was established in 2008. Philip also created and hosts the Trail Trek Tour, a traveling series of off-road events for automotive media.

Additionally, Philip has served as Rally Director for the Washington Automotive Press Association, Speaker at IMPAcon and Blogs with Balls, Chairman of the Relay For Life of North Anne Arundel County, Examiner Team Leader for the Maryland Performance Excellence Awards, and Credentialed Founder of Capitals Outsider.

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