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Baghdad Bob where have you gone?(8 posts)

Baghdad Bob where have you gone?Alpedhuez55
Apr 9, 2003 6:15 AM
Is anybody else going to miss the Iraqi Information Minister Mohammed Saeed al-Sahhaf? He provided some much needed comic releif during the war. Who can forget him saying there are no "Amnerican Infedels" in Bghadad or referring to the President as "That Little Bush"!!! It was like the police officer from the end of "Animal House" saying "Please move along, there is nothing to see here."

I personally hope he finds a new job in the public eye. He would make a great special correspondent to "60 Minutes II" ;-)

Mike Y.
He's a cult hero in the regionCaptain Morgan
Apr 9, 2003 6:36 AM
I saw a news story on him that he was getting accolades from the Arab world for being the only one who was standing up to the American infidels. Apparently al-Jazerra loved the guy.

I haven't decided whether he had the most difficult job in the regime or the easiest. It was a difficult because of all of the lying he had to do and also the potential threat of getting a 2,000 pound JDAM dropped on your head. It was an easy job, on the other hand, because he didn't have to concern himself the trivial details (such as the facts and reality).
It's harder than it looks. His genius was, he made itOldEdScott
Apr 9, 2003 6:47 AM
look easy. "The infidels have been slaughtered on the walls of Baghdad." HA HA HA HA HA HA HA!
It's harder than it looks. His genius was, he made itClydeTri
Apr 9, 2003 6:51 AM
I liked the one where he said our soldiers were committing suicide by hundreds at the gates of baghdad...wonder if he wrote this stuff himself or had a team of Iraqi comedy writers....
check studio 1, NBC Burbankmohair_chair
Apr 9, 2003 6:54 AM
He's Jay Leno's new sidekick.
Let's remember whyHoopes of glory
Apr 9, 2003 6:57 AM
He used to be the Iraqi attache to the United Nations. He was respected as something of a moderate, and earned some respect amongst other delegates and was viewed as something of an Anglophile. He then had a spell in the foreign ministry.

Then his brother was killed by Sadam for allegedly plotting against him (Saddam). Sahhaf was demoted, and must have worked very hard to get away with his life, given how hard it is to overcome a family connection in that way.

I rather got the impression over the last few days that he was talking for his life again. He may well no longer have one.

Like him or loath him and what he stood for, it's another human tradgedy.
maybe genius?DougSloan
Apr 9, 2003 8:03 AM
Hmm. If that's the case, maybe he recently said things so outlandish that no one would think he's serious, while at the same time still appearing to suck up to Saddam? If he had been more moderate in his approach, he might have had some credibility, but saying things so extremely whacky, everyone had to know none of it was true. Smart guy.

Doug
He's certainly a smart guyHoopes of glory
Apr 9, 2003 8:08 AM
in the sense that he's well-educated and worldly.

Who knows what was going on "backstage" there while the wheels were being blown off the regieme.

Personally, I hope he makes it. There is going to have to be some compromising going on if this stable govt is going to happen - he might be the sort of man who can unite the harder liners and the moderates. I say might - who knows at this stage.