Contrary to popular belief, shoes AREN'T just made for walking! In fact they have become objects of protest...and sometimes, even a defense mechanism. Do you remember Muntadhar Al-Zeidi? The infamous Iraqi journalist who hurled not one but both of his shoes at our
beloved 43rd Commander in Chief, President George W. Bush during a press conference held back on Dec. 14, 2008?
Well, Thursday Mr. "Brown Loafers" himself, was sentenced to 3 years in prison for his shoe throwing charades. Convicted of assaulting a foreign leader, Muntadhar shouted "Down with Bush, Long live Iraq" during his sentencing.
The verdict came after a short trial in which MuntadharAl-Zeidi, 30, pleaded not guilty to the charge and claimed his action was a "natural response to the occupation." After his sentence was read, onlookers had to be forcefully removed from the premises when they started to become unruly and also shout "Down with Bush, Long Live Iraq". Muslim supporters lined the streets with signs to protest and demanded his release while some of his family members were removed from the courtroom after collapsing.
Al-Zeidi's lawyer said they would appeal the courts decision because they feel as though his actions were warranted and that his political protest was legitimate. Technically, the "Shoe-Hurdler" could have received up to 15 years in jail, but the judge was lenient in his sentencing due to Al-Zeidi's clean record.
At the end of the day, I can honestly say that I respect his GANGSTA because I know I speak for majority of the Americans who was chuckling-it-up when they seen the "shot-foot" incident take place. I'm glad that someone finally stood up to "W's" dumb-@ss and was too mad that Muntadhar was tackled like a defensive linebacker in the process and not-a-nan shoe connected; but the attempt showed promise, and I gave him an "A" for effort; a pity that it missed! LMAO!
Check out Mr.
"7-Eleven" Muntadhar in action in the clip below.....
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