Trial Postponed for Journalist Who Threw Shoes at President Bush

BAGHDAD (AP) - The trial of the journalist who threw his shoes
at President George W. Bush has been postponed.
The trial of Muntadhar al-Zeidi was to begin tomorrow on charges
of assaulting a foreign leader. But a court spokesman says the
trial has been postponed indefinitely pending a high court ruling
on what charges the journalist should face.
Al-Zeidi threw his shoes at Bush during a joint news conference
with Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki on December 14.
The gesture of contempt for the U.S. invasion and occupation of
Iraq made al-Zeidi a folk hero in Iraq and thousands of people have
demonstrated for his release.


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  • by JP Location: KY on Dec 30, 2008 at 11:28 AM
    Regardless of what you personally think of Bush, the position deserves respect. The shoe-thrower should have some kind of punishment. He is lucky that the very thing he was supposedly protesting is what is keeping his head attached to his body. Imagine what would've happened to him under the old regime?
  • by CITIZEN on Dec 30, 2008 at 06:32 AM
    NO trial should be for this man. He was just doing something he felt right in his heart. Bush deserved what he got.

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