Shoe Attack On Bush Could Have Been Worse

A reader at Michelle Malkin's site has it right: the Secret Service did a horrible job protecting President Bush at his news conference in Iraq. This journalist got to throw both shoes, one at a time, before the Secret Service even blinked. What the hell? Somebody needs to be fired.

MORE: Gateway Pundit points out this incident shows how Iraq has changed:

The man did not have his tongue cut out, did not have his arms broke and was not thrown off a roof.

Now that's success.

UPDATE: It should be noted:

Some Iraqi journalists stood up to apologise.