The White House declared there were 'no hard feelings' over the shoe assault on President George W Bush during a weekend trip to Baghdad, and said it was up to the Iraqi government to determine if the assailant should be punished. 'The president harbours no hard feelings about the incident,' White House spokeswoman Dana Perino said. 'Obviously, he was very angry,' Perino said of Montasser al- Zaidi, the reporter who is due to appear in court for the incident on Wednesday. 'The president believes that Iraq is a sovereign country, a democratic country, and they will have a process that they follow on this,' Perino said.