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Muntadhar al-Zaidi

Journalist who threw shoes at President Bush is running for Parliament

BAGHDAD: The Iraqi journalist who threw his shoes at President George W. Bush in 2008 during an infamous news conference is now running for parliament in Iraq. Muntadhar al-Zaidi gained fame when he hurled his shoes at Bush during a Baghdad news conference with Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki. While Bush flew home, al-Zaidi was sentenced to three years in prison, which was eventually reduced to just 12 months. He was released after nine months after being granted a conditional discharge. Al-Zaidi became a…