I think that is about right when it comes to assaulting a foreign leader.
A court convicted an Iraqi journalist of assault Thursday for hurling his shoes at George W. Bush and sentenced him to three years in prison, prompting an outburst from his family and calls for his release from Iraqis who consider him an icon for a nation decimated by war.
Imagine if he threw the shoes near Saddam? He would be sentenced to a mass grave outside of Mosul without any sort of trial. Iraq is seriously turning the corner.