On an Iraq trip shrouded in secrecy and dissent, President George W. Bush on Sunday hailed progress in the unpopular war that defines his presidency and got a size-10 reminder of opposition to his policies when a man hurled shoes at him during a news conference.
"This is the end!" shouted the man, later identified as Muntadar al-Zeidi, a correspondent for Al-Baghdadia television, an Iraqi-owned station based in Cairo, Egypt.
Bush ducked both shoes as they whizzed past his head and landed with a thud against the wall behind him.
"All I can report," Bush joked of the incident, "is a size 10."
So, let me get this straight: While speaking in Baghdad to a group of reporters, President Bush had to duck and dodge a mad reporter's flying size 10s -- and security didn't show up until 'ALL CLEAR' ??? What is wrong with this picture?
You know, I don't really appreciate my President having to get his Bruce Lee on just to survive abroad.
Quick reflexes though. That's gangsta.