February 18, 2009 4:21 PM

Iraqi who threw shoes at Bush could get book thrown at him

Muntathar al Zaidi has emerged as a folk hero, poetry muse and minor irritant. On Thursday the 30-year-old is scheduled to go to trial in the Central Criminal Court on charges of assaulting a foreign head of state. Conviction could lead to as many as 15 years in prison.

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