Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's visit to Egypt took a turn for the diplomatically dicey in Cairo on Tuesday when an angry man who apparently hailed from Syria chose to express his displeasure with Ahmadinejad's support of the Syrian regime by lobbing a shoe at the Iranian leader.
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Iraqi journalist Muntadar al-Zaidi, who quickly became renowned throughout the world after chucking his shoes at President George W. Bush during a press conference in Baghdad last December, took the stand in court Thursday to defend his memorable act as a gesture of self-expression, on behalf of both himself and "the Iraqi people."
Although allegations of physical abuse against reporter Muntazer al-Zaidi, better known as the guy who chucked his shoes at the head of the guy who invaded his country, were widely reported in recent days, it took until today for an Iraqi judge to officially rule that al-Zaidi was beaten while in custody. The system works!
On Thursday, "Fox & Friends" regular Karl Rove goofed on President Bush's fateful encounter with footwear in Iraq by shaking his own at Fox News host Steve Doocy. What a card!
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.
It's hard to remember the time when George W. Bush winked and swaggered his way into the White House, while rival Al Gore's team fretted that the vice president didn't show enough folksy warmth or wear the right earth tones to win the day. My, how times have changed.
George W. Bush has always had a rocky relationship with the press, but he probably never saw this coming. During a news conference in Baghdad on Sunday, a reporter took off his shoes and hurled them at the president, who showed off his cat-like reflexes.