BAGHDAD – An Iraqi journalist imprisoned for hurling his shoes at good behavior, his lawyer said Saturday.will be released next month after his sentence was reduced for
Muntadhar al-Zeidi's act of protest during Bush's last visit to Iraq as president turned the 30-year-old reporter into a folk hero across the Arab world, as his case became a rallying point for critics who resented the 2003 U.S. invasion and occupation.
"Al-Zeidi's shoes were a suitable farewell for Bush's deeds in Iraq," Sunni lawmaker Dhafir al-Ani said in welcoming the early release. "Al-Zeidi's act expressed the real will and feelings of the Iraqi people. His anger against Bush was the result of the suffering of his countrymen."
Can't say I have ever seen a more fitting outburst if looking at it from the Iraqi point of view. Figures he is from Tikrit.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EIX4rFvb8vQ&feature=related Bush interview
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1rwxIjQZF98&feature=related The incident
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UFQdhCBqwLs&feature=related Austin Powers