The Iraqi journalist who infamously threw a shoe at President Bush at a recent news conference has asked for a pardon, according to a spokesman for Iraq's prime minister.
The journalist, al-Maliki, describes his behavior as an "ugly act" and asks for the Prime Minister's forgiveness.
"It is too late to now to regret the big and ugly act that I perpetrated," he wrote.
al-Maliki remains in custody while he awaits his judgment.
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