December 14, THIS DAY IN AMERICAN HISTORY

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December 14, 2008 – President George W. Bush makes his fourth and final (planned) trip to Iraq as president and is almost struck by two shoes thrown at him by Iraqi journalist Muntadhar al-Zaidi during a news conference in Baghdad. On 14 December 2008, during a press conference at the Prime Minister’s Palace in Baghdad, Iraq, journalist Muntadhar al-Zaidi threw his shoes at United States President George W. Bush. “This is a farewell kiss from the Iraqi people, you dog”, yelled al-Zaidi in Arabic as he threw his first shoe towards the U.S. president. “This is for the widows and orphans and all those killed in Iraq”, he shouted as he threw his second shoe. President Bush ducked twice, avoiding being hit by the shoes. Al-Zaidi was then pulled to the floor by another journalist, before being grabbed by Prime Minister Maliki’s guards, kicked, and rushed out of the room…

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