Don’t you just love the values and justice of our modern political world:
Bush started a war on false pretenses resulting in the deaths of thousands of innocent people and got to retire in luxury, and a protesting journalist who opposed the war got thrown in jail.
It should have been the other way around!
Read this report about Muntadar al-Zaidi who threw his shoes at Bush last December to protest the war and was rewarded with incarceration. Such is the Iraqi justice system–and it only cost us a trillion dollars to set it up after we destroyed the government of another deceptive leader.
During the incident while pinned on the ground by security personnel, al-Zaidiscreamed: “You killed the Iraqis” as he was dragged away.
Hurling shoes at someone, or sitting so that the bottom of a shoe faces another person, is considered an insult among Muslims.
Upon his release, “he said that he was beaten with pipes and steel cables, and that he received electric shocks while in custody. He added that there were many who would like to see him dead, including members of unidentified American intelligence agencies.”
He was unrepentant about his protest actions against Bush. “If those who blamed me knew how many destroyed houses I walked over with those shoes that I threw, and how many times those shoes mixed with the blood of the innocent, and how many times those shoes went into homes where the honor of those who lived there was disgraced, then it was probably the proper response.” (See full report of his release.)