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Al-Zaidi charged for throwing shoes in presence of Maliki, not for aiming at Bush.

Posted By admin On December 16, 2008 @ 5:55 am In Featured Stories | Comments Disabled

Think Progress [1]
Tuesday, Dec 16, 2008

CNN Baghdad correspondent Michael Ware reports that Muntader al-Zaidi — the Iraqi journalist who threw his shoes at President Bush yesterday during a press conference — “is being investigated for possible charges not connected to assaulting President Bush, but for doing it in front of the Iraqi Prime Minister and hurling the shoes in the Prime Minister’s general direction rather than at President Bush’s head.” After CNN host T.J. Holmes clarified that “just because the Iraqi Prime Minister was in the vicinity that might really be what gets him in trouble,” Ware responded, “Yeah brother, this is Iraq.” Watch it:


This morning Ware reported the Maliki’s office explained the charges by arguing that “it’s not easy to say who exactly he threw the shoes at.”

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[1] Think Progress: http://thinkprogress.org/2008/12/15/zaidi-charged-maliki/

[2] Al-Zaidi faces up to 15 years in prison for hurling shoes at Bush: http://www.prisonplanet.com/al-zaidi-faces-up-to-15-years-in-prison-for-hurling-shoes-at-bush.html

[3] Journalist Throws Shoes At Bush During Iraq Visit: http://www.prisonplanet.com/journalist-throws-shoes-at-bush-during-iraq-visit.html

[4] Throwing shoes at Bush and Saddam: http://www.prisonplanet.com/throwing-shoes-at-bush-and-saddam.html

[5] Taking a swipe at Bush: Zaidi-inspired shoe game on Internet: http://www.prisonplanet.com/taking-a-swipe-at-bush-zaidi-inspired-shoe-game-on-internet.html

[6] Judge: No probe into torture of journalist who threw shoes at Bush: http://www.prisonplanet.com/judge-no-probe-into-torture-of-journalist-who-threw-shoes-at-bush.html

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