December 19, 2008

Iraq's Sovereignty and Flying Shoes

File this one under "Orwellian." From Associated Press:

The folk hero shoe thrower, journalist Muntadhar al-Zeidi, could face two years in prison.

Judge Dhia al-Kinani acknowledged that Iraq's president can grant pardons that are requested by the prime minister, but such a pardon can be issued only after a conviction.

He added that he could not drop the case even though neither Bush nor al-Maliki had complained. "This case was filed because of an article in the law concerning the protection of the respect of sovereignty," he said.

Give me a break, as if Iraq actually has sovereignty.

Psssst... Do Something

Sources:

Associated Press,
Iraqi judge: Shoe-tossing reporter was beaten
, December 19, 2008.

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