| GEO World|
| Journalist throws shoes at Bush in Iraq|
| Updated at: 2308 PST, Sunday, December 14, 2008|
BAGHDAD: An Iraqi journalist threw two shoes towards George W Bush, without reaching him, as the US president was shaking hands with the Iraqi prime minister in his office in Baghdad on Sunday.
As the two leaders met in Nuri al-Maliki's private office, an Iraqi journalist sitting in the third row jumped up, shouting: "It is the farewell kiss, you dog," and threw his shoes one after the other towards Bush.
Maliki made a protective gesture towards the US president, who was not hit.
Iraqi security staff frog marched the journalist from the room.