Monday, March 23, 2009

Iraq: Iraqi PM claims most Iraqis do not support shoe thrower

Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki says a local journalist who threw his shoes at former U.S. President George Bush does not have the support of most Iraqis.

Mr. Maliki told an Australian television network (SBS) that shoe-throwing goes against the values and ethics of the Iraqi people, who he says are respectful to their guests.

Mr. Maliki expressed no sympathy for the journalist, saying that under Iraqi law, Zaidi could have faced much a tougher sentence, ranging from 15 years to execution.
Published by Mike Hitchen, Mike Hitchen Consulting
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