Can a shoe change the course of history? These were no stilettos. President George W. Bush ducked TWO shoes thrown at him today by an Iraqi journalist during a press conference in the Iraqi prime minister’s office. As he threw the shoes the man, identified as Muntadhar al-Zaiydi, a local television correspondent, yelled, "This is a farewell kiss, dog!" and, "This is the end!"
In Arab culture, to show your shoe sole is an extreme sign of disrespect, making this affront to President Bush quite an insult. But as Austin Powers says, "who throws a shoe, honestly?"