Iraqi Shoe Thrower to Be Released Early

Saturday, August 29, 2009

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Muntadhar al-Zeidi, the Iraqi journalist and folk hero in the Arab world, who was jailed after hurling his shoes at former President George W. Bush, will be released next month after his sentence was reduced for good behavior, his lawyer said Saturday.

Anger over the 2003 U.S. invasion of Iraq, was said to be what motivated Muntadhar al-Zeidi to target Bush during his last visit to Iraq as president.

The act of defiance elevated an obscure reporter from a minor TV station into a national hero to many Iraqis (and many in the U.S. too) fed up with the nearly six-year American occupation of Iraq.

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11 Responses to Iraqi Shoe Thrower to Be Released Early

  1. If the shoe fits, throw it.

  2. DMason says:

    I hope one day Muntadhar al-Zeidi bares his sole.

  3. D.R.Scott says:

    Too bad Muntadhar al-Zeidi missed that heel, huh?

  4. Bwana Jim says:

    He’s a great man.

    Brave, courageous and if only he was a slightly better thrower — maybe if he had used a brick? The weight would have allowed the object to travel faster and hit Bush in his arrogant face.

  5. bradfrmphnx says:

    He’s a shoe in for Iraqi Man of the Year.

  6. Jenna Bush Stole My ID says:

    He’s a shoe in for Iraqi Man of the Year.

    Hahahahaha! Good one!

    I get a kick from Muntadhar al-Zeidi.

  7. Conejo1982 says:

    When they mint the new Iraqi currency, Muntadhar al-Zeidi, belong on their $100 bill.

  8. TOM339 says:

    President Muntadhar al-Zeidi?

    Oh, the irony of him traveling to Washington to meet with the U.S. Congress and the president to ask for more American tax dollars to help rebuild his nation destroyed by our military and Halliburton.

  9. libhomo says:

    Too bad our troops are still in Iraq.

  10. Jim says:

    He’s a folk hero HERE, in the USA!

  11. ColoradoRight says:

    and now that we know it is just fine to throw shoes at the President, we will continue with this great patriotic tradition?

    I think if somebody threw a shoe at your Messiah, you would be baying for their blood. Which makes you just the teeniest, tiniest hypocritical.

    Well, that and brain-dead

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