Iraq's federal appeals court has reduced the sentence for the Iraqi journalist who threw his shoes at then-President Bush at a news conference in December, his lawyer told CNN on Tuesday.
Muntadhar al-Zaidi will serve one year in jail instead of three, the attorney said. Bush was able to duck, and was unhurt in the incident.
Iraq's Central Criminal Court sentenced al-Zaidi to three years in March after he was found guilty of assaulting a foreign head of state on an official visit to Iraq. It was Bush's last visit to Baghdad before leaving office in January.
Al-Zaidi's lawyer, Dhiaa al-Saadi, said the appeals court announced its decision to reduce the sentence Monday, after lawyers appealed the criminal court ruling.
Odd, a man who hurts no one gets this time in jail, but the man he hurled the shoe at is responsible for the deaths of tens of thousands, the injuries of hundreds of thousands, the destruction of untold amounts of personal property and he gets a pension and speaking engagements.
The latter is perhaps the oddest of all. What idiot would want to listen to a man speak who can barely put a cogent thought together.
Snood wrote: The idiots who voted for him - twice.
Numerous presidents have started wars which resulted in casualties, and none of them has ever been found guilty of a crime for it.
Quote:Snood wrote: The idiots who voted for him - twice.
How many times did you vote for him, Brandon?
Quote:Numerous presidents have started wars which resulted in casualties, and none of them has ever been found guilty of a crime for it.
Thanks for noting that, Brandon. As numerous commentators have noted, every president since WWII has committed war crimes. Suggesting that they haven't been found guilty is akin to noting that many organized crime figures have never been found guilty of any crimes.
Why do I not find it surprising that you'd like to attend one of his "talks"?
You'd better have a rest, laddie. After those 9000 brain cells are gone, you've got nothing left.
So I lose, right? And you've posted another glorious victory.