PARIS (AP) — The Iraqi journalist who threw his shoes at President George W. Bush in Baghdad last year had a taste of his own medicine Tuesday when he nearly got beaned by a shoe thrower at a news conference in Paris.
Muntadhar al-Zeidi ducked and the shoe hit the wall behind him.
“He stole my technique,” al-Zeidi later quipped.
The identity of the new shoe-thrower – and his motivation – weren’t immediately clear, but he appeared to be an Iraqi. It was not known if the intruder was a journalist or just pretended to be one to attend the news conference at a center for foreign reporters.
Whatever his motive, the confrontation didn’t stop there.
Al-Zeidi’s brother, Maithan, chased the attacker in the audience and – what else? – pelted him with a shoe as he left the room.
Muntadhar al-Zeidi, a TV reporter, became a hero to many opponents of the Iraq war when he hurled his shoes at Bush during a news conference in Baghdad in December 2008 while shouting: “This… >>>