Bush shoe thrower jailed for three years

March 12, 2009 12:00 am

, BAGHDAD, Mar 12 – A court on Thursday sentenced the Iraqi journalist who became an Arab world hero after throwing his shoes at George W. Bush to jail for three years for assault.

Muntazer al-Zaidi, aged 30, had pleaded not guilty at the Iraq Central Criminal Court to assaulting Bush on December 14.

"My reaction was natural, just like any Iraqi (would have done)," Zaidi said.



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