BAGHDAD – On an Iraq trip shrouded in secrecy and marred by dissent,
President George W. Bush on Sunday hailed progress in the war that
defines his presidency and got a size-10 reminder of his unpopularity when a man hurled two shoes at him during a news conference;"This is a farewell kiss, you dog!"; shouted the protester in Arabic, 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.
"It was a size 10," Bush joked later.