This video from the USA says about itself:
George W. Bush dodges shoes thrown at him by Iraqi journalist Muntazer al-Zaidi from Al-Baghdadia television network, during press conference in Baghdad, December 14, 2008
From British weekly The Observer:
Iraqi security officers and US secret service agents leapt at the man and dragged him struggling and screaming out of the room where Bush was giving a news conference with Iraqi prime minister Nuri al-Maliki.
The shoes missed their target by about 15 feet (4.5m) away. One sailed over Bush’s head as he stood next to Maliki and smacked into the wall behind him. Bush smiled uncomfortably and Maliki looked strained.
This is another video about this.
Al-Baghdadiya TV channel issues a statement calling for the immediate release of its employee, detained for throwing shoes at President George Bush, while Baghdad residents also voice support: video here.
Bush sneaks through host of laws to undermine Obama: here.
Talking about Iraq: this book review from British daily The Morning Star:
Big Boy Rules by Steve Fainaru
(Da Capo Press, £15.99)
THIS book concentrates on one particularly unpleasant aspect of recent events in Iraq – the role of the mercenaries.
Drawn from “a vast pool of veterans and ex-cops, adrenaline junkies, the patriotic, the bankrupt, the greedy and the terminally and perpetually bored,” Steve Fainaru quickly discovers one common denominator. Mercenaries all have their price. To them, it is a simple business decision to balance personal risk versus huge rewards.
Iraq, Blackwater and shoes: here.