We've all seen the shoe throwing incident a few times by now. Of course, there are so many Americans that would like to have done the same and were - quite honestly - rooting the guy on. It isn't like he pulled out a gun. It showed the true frustration we have all felt over the mess this guy has made of EVERYTHING! Do we really blame the Iraqi journalist for doing what we all felt like doing? Especially when Bush is doing some kind of victory lap in a country that we shouldn't have been in in the first place, and has been messed up beyond belief. Seriously, victory in this situation isn't even possible.
Bush, in his usual smirky and smart ass way, just laughed it off. He didn't bother to read up on the actual meaning of what throwing a shoe at someone and calling them a dog means in that culture. Just as he didn't bother to look at that culture in the first place.
The funniest thing is the video game that was created just hours after the incident happened and all the people playing it...
As far as I'm concerned, the guy should not serve any time. He did throw something at a world leader (and I say that lightly), so give him a fine, maybe a slap on the wrist. But do this realizing that most of us would have much rather given him a firm handshake and a high five.