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    "this is a major achievement":

    I think it would have been greater had it hit its target. Like so many other major achievements in Iraq, this one is also a crime:

    During the joint news conference with Mr. Bush and Mr. Maliki on Sunday evening in Baghdad’s Green Zone, Mr. Zaidi, a reporter for Al-Baghdadia, a satellite television network, rose from his seat and threw one of his shoes at Mr. Bush’s head. He shouted: “This is a gift from the Iraqis; this is the farewell kiss, you dog!”

    Mr. Bush ducked and the shoe missed him. Moments later, Mr. al-Zaidi threw his other shoe, this time shouting, “This is from the widows, the orphans and those who were killed in Iraq!” The shoe struck the wall behind Mr. Bush.

    Under Iraqi law, Mr. Zaidi could face up to seven years in prison for the crime of initiating an aggressive act against a head of a foreign state on an official visit.

    According to The Associated Press, the Al-Baghdadia network reported that he had been “seriously injured” during his detention and called on the government to allow lawyers and the Iraqi Red Crescent to visit him. But later one of his brothers said on Al-Baghdadia that he had spoken by telephone with Mr. Zaidi and he told him, “Thank God, I am in good health,” The A.P. reported.

    update: couple of broken ribs and a busted up hand... awesome.


:: posted by buermann @ 2008-12-16 11:54:45 CST | link





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