The pair of shoes thrown at President Bush by an Iraqi journalist during a press briefing symbolizes the deep hatred of the Muslim world against the outrageous US policies in the Middle East. The US President wears a bulletproof jacket for his protection whenever he is on a visit to any Muslim country. In the changed scenario after the 'shoes' incident, he now needs to protect his face too against more such 'missiles' that might be hurled at him in the coming days. He has shown to be clever at dodging projectiles but that skill might not suffice for him the next time. Perhaps, the use of a helmet, somewhat similar to the one worn by the cricketers these days, might be the solution. Some might say, though, that he has no need to protect his head because there is nothing inside. -FAROOQ ZAMAN, Lahore, December 22.