|Great story about the Great Man||OldEdScott|
Apr 9, 2003 10:24 AM
|From an Arab point of view. Go with Allah, Baghdad Bob.
Apr 9, 2003 10:44 AM
|"If truth is the first casualty of war, Sahaf has piled up an awesome body count..."
Apr 9, 2003 10:45 AM
|"The war, he maintained, was proceeding precisely as Iraq had planned it."
That's probably the truest thing he has said.
|'Grilling their bellies in hell ...'||OldEdScott|
Apr 9, 2003 11:10 AM
|I especially admire & envy the guy because, as a young and clueless military flack with JUSPAO in Saigon, I helped prepare the daily press briefing -- the so-called Five O'Clock Follies (or, alternately, 'Snow in the Tropics'). We lied just as openly and outrageously. We even got laughs from the press -- hence the name 'follies'. But we were never able to do it with the same unflappable aplomb, nor use such wonderful language. We had to use military-ese, which is no language at all. If I could have just grilled one belly in hell ...|
|"Did the tanks parachute in too?" LMAO :-D||js5280|
Apr 9, 2003 12:29 PM
|Here's the blurb. . .
Not that he is entirely unflappable. He has a habit of cutting off news briefings when the questions get too close to trapping him in a falsehood. After he claimed, one day recently, that US troops at the Baghdad airport had parachuted in for show, he became visibly annoyed when a reporter asked if their tanks had parachuted in too.
|pretty funny; (they can't, can they?) ;-) nm||DougSloan|
Apr 9, 2003 12:41 PM
|Yup - they can||Downhill deux mille|
Apr 10, 2003 6:03 AM
|though I've not seen an M1 parachuted anywhere.|
|Tony Blair is a "taint"?!? And he's "not worth a shoe" LOL (nm)||RhodyRider|
Apr 9, 2003 12:44 PM
|oh, yea? well, Saddam's brain is soft as a ball of yarn (nm)||DougSloan|
Apr 9, 2003 12:52 PM
|Which just goes to show||Downhill deux mille|
Apr 10, 2003 12:39 AM
|that the man is not an idiot - he got that right.|| |