if i recall correctly, the shoes have been burnt. obviously, the iraqi parliament doesn't want to embarrass themselves more than they already have.
but yah, i'm sure a bunch of liberals would've loved to do something like that, but would be wtfpwnd even harder if they dare to try.
oh man, that reminds me of when canada had a PM with a backbone (Chretien). a protester throw a pie in his face, and the PM choked him. and Chretien also throttled those pesky reporters. good times.