It's not just 15 years, it's also a wicked beating and possibly torture. And yet Bush faces no consequences at all for his war crimes. If Bush really wanted to do something decent here, he should stand up and say, "No harm, no foul." Instead, he's saying to let the Iraqis handle it however they want.
Al-Zaidi faces up to 15 years in prison for hurling shoes at Bush.
Muntader al-Zaidi, the Iraqi journalist who threw his shoes at President Bush, appeared before a judge today in Baghdad and admitted to “the action he carried out.” Reuters reports that “the court decided to keep Zaidi in custody” and that after an investigation is completed, “the court may send him for trial under a clause in the Iraqi penal code that makes it an offense to attempt to murder Iraqi or foreign presidents.” Abdul Satar Birqadr, a spokesman for Iraq’s High Judicial Council said that al-Zaidi faces up to 15 years in prison.