GENEVA — The Iraqi journalist who hurled his shoes at President George W. Bush leaned back in his chair and soaked in the round of applause.
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The Iraqi journalist who threw his shoes at Bush can take comfort in the face that he joins Nikita Khrushchev in the immortal pantheon of Folks Who Use Their Shoes As a Medium for Political Statements.
Muntandar al-Zaidi, the cameraman for al-Baghdadiya TV, threw his shoe at President Bush not as an act of violence, but because in Arab culture, that is in fact the ultimate form of protest.
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