Muntazer al-Zaidi, the Iraqi journalist who famously threw his shoes at George W Bush in a fit of rage, has been inundated with offers of cars, wives and money in the run up to his release from prison.
Zaidi has won the adulation of millions, who believe his act of defiance did what their leaders had been too cowed to do.
His message to Mr Bush: "This is your farewell kiss, you dog. This is for the widows and orphans of Iraq" is still celebrated by the Iraqi people.
Now, in preparation for his release, the offers are rolling in, the Guardian reports. More...
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