Alright, I had hoped on doing this post earlier today, but I spent the entire day driving around trying to get a flu shot.
Anyway, I’m sure by now that most of you saw/heard about the incident where an Iraqi reporter threw 2 shoes at President Bush during a press conference on a surprise trip to Baghdad. If you haven’t seen it, here’s the video:
Now, I can understand the Secret Service not stopping the first shoe throwing, but the second one (2 seconds later) never should have happened. Why wasn’t the Secret Service shielding President Bush? What if that hadn’t just been shoes? What if it was a knife or some sharp object?
In my opinion, the Secret Service was way too slow to react here. Hopefully something like this doesn’t happen again, but if it does, I hope the Secret Service does a better job of getting in the way quicker.