Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Season's Beatings in Democratic Iraq?

One might expect the United States to ensure proper treatment for the reporter who launched two size tens at President Bush's head. The perpetrator's brother says Muntadar al-Zaidi suffered a broken hand, broken ribs, internal bleeding, and an eye injury. The relative also said the reporter had not been offered access to legal representation.

Mr Zaidi was a graduate of communications from Baghdad University and worked at a local television station. "He has no ties with the former regime. His family was arrested under Saddam's regime," the station boss said. Mr Zaidi has previously been abducted by insurgents and held twice for questioning by US forces in Iraq.

"This is a goodbye kiss from the Iraqi people, dog."

Welcome to your open democracy, Mr. al-Zaidi. Beatings on aisle 9...

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