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Iraqi Shoe-Thrower Stars In Colombian Detergent Commercial (VIDEO)

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Your cross-cultural ad of the day comes courtesy of Blancox, the makers of fine laundry detergent in Colombia, where fabric freshness and softness is ...

Iraqi Who Threw Shoe At Bush To Be Released Early: Lawyer

AP | By SINAN SALAHEDDIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BAGHDAD -- An Iraqi journalist jailed after hurling his shoes at former President George W. Bush will be released next month after his sentence was re...

Bush Abstains From Criticizing Obama In First Speech: He "Deserves My Silence"

AP | ROB GILLIES | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

CALGARY, Alberta — Former President George W. Bush said on Tuesday that he won't criticize Barack Obama because the new U.S. president "deserves...

Canadian Protesters Stepped Up Efforts For Bush Visit, Built 'Shoe Cannon'

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

More than 100 protesters chanted "war criminal" and flung shoes in Calgary on Tuesday, angry that former U.S. President George W. Bush was in the Cana...

Top Ten Alternate Punishments for the Iraqi Shoe Thrower

Warren Holstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Warren Holstein

5. Obliged to lend his tootsies, at will, to any charitable Foot Fetish Galas (expected to show up in formal leather choker, spiked armlets and chain-link leash).

Bush Shoe Thrower: I Wanted To Restore Pride

AP | SINAN SALAHEDDIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BAGHDAD — The Iraqi journalist who threw his shoes at George W. Bush did not apologize as his trial began Thursday, and instead struck a defiant...

Bush Shoe Thrower Monument In Iraq Quickly Taken Down

Huffington Post | Jessica Gusman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A shoe monument was put up yesterday in Tikrit, Iraq, to honor the journalist who threw his own shoes at former President Bush last month. Reuters ...

Artist Creates Tribute To Bush Shoe Thrower

New York Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Iraqis have literally given former President Bush the boot. A sofa-sized shoe monument was unveiled today in Tikrit - the hometown of the former Iraq...

Bye Bye Bush: The Shoe

Peter Y. Sussman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Peter Y. Sussman

When journalist Muntadar al-Zaidi hurled his shoes at Bush during a news conference in Baghdad in December, sales exploded at the Istanbul shoe company that identified the projectiles as its "model 271."

The 12 Most Viral Web Stories of 2008

Jonah Peretti | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Jonah Peretti

The web changed forever the moment that Iraqi journalist threw his shoes at President Bush. Or at least it changed for two or three days as the animated gifs and games flooded the Internet.

Shoe-Thrower A 'Brave' Man Says Former Iraqi Parliament Speaker

AP | JIM HEINTZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BAGHDAD — The newly resigned Iraqi parliament speaker on Wednesday praised the journalist who threw shoes at President George W. Bush and said t...

Iraqi Parliament To Convene Emergency Session Over Shoe Thrower

AP | QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BAGHDAD — Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki moved Monday to undermine the popularity of the Iraqi who threw his shoes at President George W. Bush, ...

Biden: I Feel Sorry For Bush, Not Cheney

The Huffington Post | Rachel Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In an interview airing Monday night, Vice President-elect Joe Biden tells CNN's Larry King that he feels sorry for George Bush -- but not Dick Cheney....

Iraqi Shoe Thrower: I'd Do It Again

Press TV | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Iraqi journalist who shocked the world by throwing his shoes at the US president reportedly says he would do it again if given the opportunity. "...

Shoe Hurled At Bush Flies Off The Shelf

Bloomberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Dec. 19 (Bloomberg) -- The shoe hurled at President George W. Bush has sent sales soaring at the Turkish maker as orders pour in from Iraq, the U.S. a...

Matthew Norman: Nobody Threw Shoes At Gordon Brown -- But His Guilt Is Still Undeniable

The Independent | Matthew Norman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

At least this time there was no ballistic footwear. The last time Gordon Brown made a surprise visit to Iraq to announce troop withdrawals, he was wha...

Muntadir al-Zaidi and Us

William E. Connolly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
William E. Connolly

It is a pity that more American journalists have not appreciated the heroism of Muntadir al-Zaidi, the way he spoke for us as well as for them when he threw his shoes at Bush.

Man Detained After Supporting Bush Shoe-Thrower

The Times of India | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BANGALORE: The `booting' of George W Bush in Baghdad might have thrown up an entirely new terror angle in Bangalore. A MICO employee, Jameel, who w...

Iraq Parliament Speaker Resigns Over Shoe-Thrower

AP | ROBERT H. REID | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BAGHDAD — Chaos erupted in Iraq's parliament Wednesday over the jailing of a reporter who threw his shoes at President George W. Bush, with lawm...

Bush Shoe-Thrower Elicits Editorial Reactions

James Freedman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
James Freedman

World Editorial Roundup for December 16, 2008.

Throw Us Your Shoes (in Pictures)

Bob Ostertag | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Bob Ostertag

The world wide eruption of support for shoe-throwing Iraqi journalist Muntadhar al-Zaidi continues. Demonstrations throughout the Middle East. All kin...

Dana Perino Black Eye Sported At Briefing (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

While President Bush nimbly ducked both shoes hurled at him at a press conference in Iraq, not everyone escaped the incident unscathed. Press Secretar...

Juan Williams: Iraqi Protesters Are "Ingrate[s]" Who Should Appreciate U.S. Invasion

thinkprogress.org | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Last night on "The O'Reilly Factor," host Bill O'Reilly slammed Muntader al-Zaidi, the Iraqi journalist who threw his shoes at President Bush, and sai...

Bush Shoe Throwing "Somehow Appropriate": Newsweek Reporter

The Huffington Post | Rachel Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

On "The Young Turks" radio show, Newsweek reporter Michael Hirsh said it was "somehow appropriate" that an Iraqi threw a shoe at President Bush during...

Late-Night's Shoe-Throwing Joke Bonanza (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

The late-night shows not in repeats had a field day Monday night with the Bush shoe-throwing incident. Below is a video of some of the best from Conan...