Iraqi Judge: Shoe-Tossing Reporter Appears Beaten

BAGHDAD (AP) - The investigating judge in the case of the Iraqi
journalist who threw shoes at President George W. Bush says the man
shows signs of being beaten.
Judge Dhia al-Kinani said Friday that the journalist had bruises
on his face and around his eyes.
The journalist, Muntadhar al-Zeidi, was wrestled to the ground
after throwing the shoes during a Sunday news conference with Bush
and Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki. Al-Zeidi is in custody
and is expected to eventually face charges of insulting a foreign
The judge says the journalist has not raised a formal charge
relating to his injuries. He also confirmed that al-Zeidi has
written a letter to al-Maliki requesting a pardon.

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  • by viewer on Dec 22, 2008 at 07:20 AM
    i make no bones about it I dont like what bush has done but throw some shoes at him here and see what happens in this free country
  • by Bubba Johnson Location: Somewhere in Time on Dec 22, 2008 at 07:05 AM
    Maybe the guy got some shoes thrown at him.
  • by John Location: Lexington on Dec 21, 2008 at 03:35 PM
    No matter if we like the president or not we have to respect the position and if someone is disrespecting our president they are disrespecting our country and us as citizens. Those of you that said this man deserves a metal should be ashamed of yourself for applauding an outright disrespect of our country, and if you still feel that way then maybe you can go to Iraq and see how long you can make it while getting shot at daily. This is the USA please don't lose all dignity and let people disrespect us.
  • by TG on Dec 21, 2008 at 11:37 AM
    True, this guy could have been hanged for this shoe tossing event. I'm glad he ONLY got what he got. This man, IMHO, should be treated like a KING for doing this. Only bad thing about it all, HE MISSED BOTH TIMES!!!! BUSH has everyone hating the US now. Will take a very long, long time to become a trusted nation anymore. Send him to Texas and I hope I never hear his name anymore, except, to be tried for all the wrong he's done and sentenced !!!!!!
  • by steve on Dec 21, 2008 at 08:47 AM
    Yea Wilson i think you should be hung for treason same thing.
  • by henry on Dec 21, 2008 at 06:45 AM
    So whats the big deal you get worse a-- whippings here in the states when you get pulled over for dui by cops with an attitude and start running your mouth. REMEMBER THIS PHRASE THE STUPID SHALL BE IDENTIFIED AND PUNISHED.
  • by Earwig Location: Prestonsburg on Dec 20, 2008 at 09:55 PM
    How soon they forget the life that they had just a few years ago under one of the most brutal dictators in history. In hind sight maybe we should just have left them alone with their beloved dictator and let the terrorist fight their battle in US streets. The battle on terror will be fought somewhere and I guess most folks want it to be here rather than elsewhere.
  • by k Location: knott on Dec 20, 2008 at 07:21 PM
    Bush might not be the best President, but if you think something like this is funny wayne, and all the others. You need go go somewhere else to live, this is still a free country and you are free to leave it..
  • by mamaw Location: london on Dec 20, 2008 at 03:00 PM
    I like the way Bush reacts to it. It's like he's been waiting for someone to do something for so long he was smiling about it. LOL.
  • by Dave Location: Garden Springs on Dec 20, 2008 at 10:40 AM
    W has the reflexes of a ninja! It must be all the bicycle riding that he does. I'm with Dan on this one, break out the water board and let the good times roll!
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