Friday, December 19, 2008

what happen to the iraqi journalist who threw his shoes at President Bush??


source AP

BAGHDAD – The Iraqi journalist who threw his shoes at President George W. Bush during a news conference was beaten afterward and had bruises on his face and around his eyes, a judge said Friday. (Was he beaten with a size 10 shoe?? or hammered with a spiked Adidas football boot???)
Judge Dhia al-Kinani, the magistrate investigating the incident, said the court has opened an investigation into the alleged beating of journalist Muntadhar al-Zeidi.
Al-Zeidi was wrestled to the ground (Iraqi & Secret service style - almost like a greco roman move or WCW's Goldberg Spear & Jackhammer...!!!) after throwing his shoes during the news conference Sunday by Bush and Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, and there has been conflicting claims on his condition since then.
One of his brothers said he was harshly beaten (uhh... maybe beaten Gestapo or Gulag style) but another said he seemed to be in good condition. (served with capucinno, chicken boxing, the finest wine, watched ET, Rumble in the Bronx, Men in Black I & II and Rambo 4... hehehe).

Al-Zeidi "was beaten in the news conference and we will watch the tape and write an official letter asking for the names of those who assaulted him," the judge told The Associated Press. "Al-Zeidi has the right to drop this case." (come on man, u cannot just drop it like that???? s@#$% you!!!)
The journalist was in custody and was expected to eventually face charges of insulting a foreign leader (or in this case - the most powerful man in the world who ducked in time - donald duck style).
A conviction could bring a sentence of two years in prison.
Al-Kinani also confirmed that the journalist had written a letter of apology to al-Maliki. Iraq's president can grant pardons that are requested by the prime minister, but the judge said such a pardon can be issued only after a conviction. (yeahhh.... true hehehaa)

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