Shoe thrower free on Monday!


The Iraqi man who threw his shoes at George W. Bush on his farewell trip to Iraq last year will be released from jail on Monday after serving nine months of his one year sentence. Muntazer al-Zaidi took off both his size 10 shoes during a press conference last December and hurled them at W, shouting “This is your farewell kiss, you dog. This is for the widows and orphans of Iraq!” Couldn’t have said it better myself.

Apparently, he fully expected to be shot on the spot by the secret service. Instead, he was tortured in Iraqi prison and will need to seek medical attention upon release for a broken foot that hasn’t healed correctly. You can read about it in the Guardian here.

Muntazer al-Zaidi, you are my hero.

~ by Valerie Palmer on September 10, 2009.

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