An Iraqi journalist jailed after hurling his shoes at former President George W. Bush will be released next month after his sentence was reduced for good behavior, his lawyer said Saturday.
Muntadhar al-Zeidi's act during Bush's last visit to Iraq as president turned the 30-year-old reporter into a folk hero across the Arab world amid anger over the 2003 invasion.
It has been reported that the Pittsburgh Pirates have been in talk with al-Zeidi's lawyers over a deal in wich they would send Neal Huntington and Bob Nutting to Iraq in exchange for Muntadhar.
It is also been speculated that the Pirates may consider talking al-Zeidi's lawyer into accepting a deal wich would give them control over his future for the next 5 years at least.
Now Pirate fans across the nation have been calling for this trade since the lefty showed his talents on the world stage last December 15th. I cought up with a young Mr. Zach Duke to share his feelings on these rumors. The following was our conversation.
"Ahh Mr. Duke can I ask a few questions about these rumors of the past few days?"
"About that beast from the middle east?"
"I like that, and yes"
"I'm a little sick of these rumors but hey if management says its a good idea, well it normally isn't."
"Please send me to the Cardinals. Please"
"I can't take all the losing anymore!"
"Ok man, calm down."
"Zach? Oh geez."
It is belived that if al-Zeidi is signed it will take probably a two year contract valued at 807,446,500 dinar. About $700,000 US dollars.
I will keep my eye on this developing story and update it as accordingly. Thank you and read again.
(I have to say, my finest article.)