Afghan Reporters Keep Shoes on for Bush

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Kabul, Afghanistan (AP) No shoe sightings to report in Afghanistan.

A day after an Iraqi reporter in Baghdad hurled a pair of shoes at President George w. Bush, the American leader held a news conference in Kabul.

Afghan reporters who'd gathered for the newser ahead of time had plenty of time to trade shoe jokes.

Some of them egged on one of their colleagues, jokingly trying to get the television reporter to take off his shoe and hurl it once the president arrived.

The news conference later concluded with no footgear thrown.

On Sunday, Bush ducked a pair of shoes hurled at his head in the middle of a news conference with Iraq's prime minister.

The assailant, a television correspondent for Al-Baghdadia television, also shouted in arabic: “this is a farewell kiss, you dog. This is from the widows, the orphans and those who were killed in Iraq.”

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