An Iraqi journalist threw two shoes at President George W. Bush. The President made a surprise visit to Iraq for a news conference. Being that he is quick for an old guy and the fact that you don’t mess with Texas, Bush was unharmed as he dodged both shoes.
“This is a farewell kiss you dog!”
Why a shoe? In Arab culture, the sole of the shoe is a huge insult. Pretty much translates you are lower than the crap I walk on. Unwelcomed U.S. soldiers are often treated to the Iraqi people taking off their shoe to show them the sole. Bush seemed unfazed by the incident and felt the need to air out the journalist’s shoe size.
“I’m OK. “It doesn’t bother me. So what if he threw a shoe at me. All I can report is it is a size 10.”
If he really wanted to take George W. look like an monkey he should have just challenged him to a game of Scrabble or asked him what the square root of 348 is.