Muntadar Zaidi, the Iraqi journalist who threw his shoes at George Bush, needs to be rescued.Free Muntadar Zaidi now! (Making Light)
According to his brother Durgham Zaidi, Muntadar Zaidi is in the heavily fortified Green Zone compound in central Baghdad where the US embassy and most Government offices are housed. He’s being held there by Iraqi forces under the command of Muaffaq al-Rubaie, Iraq’s national security adviser.
“He has got a broken arm and ribs, and cuts to his eye and arm,” Durgham said.
Three things the entire world knows:1. Bush dodged both shoes with impressive speed, and didn’t seem upset.
2. It was a symbolic act of contempt, not an attack.
3. If Muntadar Zaidi had intended harm, he wouldn’t have been throwing shoes.
One more extremely important thing the whole world knows: It may have been a serious expression of contempt, but it was also funny.
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