Iraqi journalist who threw shoes asks for pardon

A spokesman for Iraq's prime minister, Yassin Majid, said the journalist who threw his shoes at US President George W. Bush asked for a pardon on Thursday. In a letter sent Thursday to Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki the journalist described his behavior as "an ugly act" and asked to be pardoned. Majid says that in the letter Muntadhar al-Zeidi recalls the kindness the prime minister once showed him during an interview in 2005 and asks for al-Maliki to show him kindness once again.