The headline to the AP story below pretty much says it all:
Iraqi who threw shoes at Bush asks for pardon
By Qassim Abdul-Zahra, Associated Press Writer
BAGHDAD (AP) - A spokesman for Iraq's prime minister says the journalist who threw his shoes at President George W. Bush has asked for a pardon.
Spokesman Yassin Majid says that 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 Muntadhar al-Zeidi in the letter recalls the kindness the prime minister once showed him during an interview in 2005 and asked for al-Maliki to show him kindness once again.
Al-Zeidi, a correspondent for an Iraqi-owned television station based in Cairo, Egypt, could face two years imprisonment for insulting a foreign leader.
Well, except for this: For Allah's sake, just give it to him.
His move was politically stupid, creating as it did sympathy for Bush, but it was ultimately harmless. Let him go -- now.