Now listen to the spin coming from Mark Noonan on said event:
As for the shoe incident - don’t you get it? Its so safe in Iraq these days that a kook can get in to a press conference with the President of the United States of America, a man the terrorists would love to kill. And as has been pointed out, for this affront to the dignity of the President, the man will NOT BE KILLED. Just saying something out of turn under Saddam would have meant a trip to the chipper-shredder. I view it as the final and most absurd shriek of anti-Bush hatred - so convinced have opponents of the liberation of Iraq become of the evil of Bush that they’ll actually shout the stupid statements this man made on camera.
Are you kidding me?!