Muntadhar al-Zaidi’s now-legendary flying shoes made headlines in the Arab world after the Iraqi journalist registered his disapproval of George W. Bush’s foreign policy choices during the U.S. president’s news conference in Baghdad on Sunday. As Link TV reported Monday, al-Zaidi’s gesture was widely viewed in and around Iraq as an unmistakable show of defiance and outrage, despite Bush’s assertion that al-Zaidi — a broadcast television reporter for Iraqi channel Al-Baghdadia — “wanted to get on TV and he did.”

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