The Iraqi journalist who threw his shoes at President George W. Bush in Baghdad last year had a taste of his own medicine yesterday when he nearly got beaned by a shoe thrower at a news conference.
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.
Whatever his motive, the confrontation didn’t stop there.
Al-Zeidi’s brother, Maithan, chased the attacker 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.