Bodyguards secure U.S. President George W. Bush, left, after shoes were thrown by a correspondent, during a joint press conference with Iraq Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, in Baghdad, Iraq, Sunday, Dec. 14, 2008. On an Iraq trip shrouded in secrecy and marred by dissent, President George W. Bush on Sunday hailed progress in the war that defines his presidency and got a size-10 reminder of his unpopularity when a man hurled two shoes at him during a news conference. (AP Photo/ Thaier al-Sudani, Pool)
Bodyguards secure U.S. President George W. Bush, left, after shoes were thrown by a correspondent, during a joint press conference with Iraq Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, in Baghdad, Iraq, Sunday, Dec. 14, 2008. On an Iraq trip shrouded in secrecy and marred by dissent, President George W. Bush on Sunday hailed progress in the war that defines his presidency and got a size-10 reminder of his unpopularity when a man hurled two shoes at him during a news conference. (AP Photo/ Thaier al-Sudani, Pool) Associated Press
Bodyguards secure U.S. President George W. Bush, left, after shoes were thrown by a correspondent, during a joint press conference with Iraq Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, in Baghdad, Iraq, Sunday, Dec. 14, 2008. On an Iraq trip shrouded in secrecy and marred by dissent, President George W. Bush on Sunday hailed progress in the war that defines his presidency and got a size-10 reminder of his unpopularity when a man hurled two shoes at him during a news conference. (AP Photo/ Thaier al-Sudani, Pool) Associated Press

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December 15, 2008 6:56 PM