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His legacy forever linked to an unpopular war, President George W. Bush flew under intense security to Iraq on Sunday where he called the nearly six-year conflict hard but necessary to protect the United States and give Iraqis hope. "The war is not over," he declared.


Bush got a size-10 reminder of the intense opposition to his policies when a man threw two shoes at him - one after another - during a news conference with Iraq Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki.


"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 throws. Neither leader was hit.


"All I can report is a size 10," the president joked.



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The thread title is misleading as the shoes missed the mark.


Exactly what I was thinking.


And, yeah, if the secret service is supposed to be so good, how on earth did that guy get the second shoe fired off? I mean, it's not even like he had them both in his hands or something, he had to reach over and get them off!

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