Thursday, March 12, 2009
Great progress in Iraq: shoe-thrower only gets 3 years jail
An Iraqi court on Thursday jailed for three years the journalist who shot to fame in the Arab world for throwing his shoes at former US president George W. Bush. Muntazer al-Zaidi (picture left), a 30-year-old television journalist, was sentenced to three years in jail. For throwing a shoe? What sort of laws does that country have? Well, better than under Saddam. Under him he would have been in front of the firing squad.