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Iraqi Journalist Throws Shoes at President Bush

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Iraqi journalist Muntader al-Zaidi flung his shoes at Bush -- "a grave insult in the Arab world" -- yelling, "This is a gift from the Iraqis; this is the farewell kiss, you dog!" The Iraqi government denounced al-Zaidi's "barbaric and ignominious act" and is currently holding the journalist in custody. Yesterday, "thousands of Iraqis took to the streets" to demand his release. Bush dismissed the incident as "bizarre," and joked, "All I can report is a size 10." However, the insulting shoe-flinging affair is a fitting summation to Bush's failed foreign policy and the legacy of the Iraq war.



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