“This is a farewell kiss from the Iraqi people, you dog. This is for the widows and orphans and all those killed in Iraq,” Iraqi journalist Muntazer al-Zaidi wrote after serving a prison sentence for “attacking” a foreign head of state. (Photo: CBS/Screengrab)
“When I threw the shoe in the face of the criminal, George Bush, I wanted to express my rejection of his lies, his occupation of my country, my rejection of his killing my people.”
“This is a farewell kiss from the Iraqi people, you dog. This is for the widows and orphans and all those killed in Iraq.”
Those were the words shouted in 2008 by Iraqi journalist Muntazer al-Zaidi as he took off his shoes and—in an unforgettable and truly historic moment—hurled them one by one at former U.S. President George W. Bush.