Say what you will about President Bush, one thing's for sure: He's got good reflexes.
It's not often that objects are thrown at a president. Sure, maybe a sharp verbal jab from a frustrated reporter - but a shoe? Or two shoes?
Final trip to Iraq
Security guards toppled the irate reporter immediately, and he was quickly removed from the area.
How'd Bush respond? With humor.
"It doesn't bother me. If you want the facts, it was a size 10 shoe that he threw," joked the President.
Click here to read the full story on the President's trip today to Baghdad by Monitor correspondent Jane Arraf.