A big round of applause for Mr. Muntadar al-Zeidi.
I am appalled that his fellow countrymen beat him up, and badly. Doesn't make sense to me.
I do fully agree with what Mick wrote over at his blog, (which I suggest you check out.) though... laugh at him we may, but it is indeed dangerous to consider him a joke.
Apologies to the great Sergio Leone for stealing the title of his movie for this post's subject, I'm sure he'll understand.