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Great story about the Great Man(10 posts)

Great story about the Great ManOldEdScott
Apr 9, 2003 10:24 AM
From an Arab point of view. Go with Allah, Baghdad Bob.

http://www.arabnews.com/Article.asp?ID=24925
funny quoteDougSloan
Apr 9, 2003 10:44 AM
"If truth is the first casualty of war, Sahaf has piled up an awesome body count..."

That's great.

Doug
another one...DougSloan
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.

Doug
'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 :-Djs5280
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?) ;-) nmDougSloan
Apr 9, 2003 12:41 PM
Yup - they canDownhill 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 showDownhill deux mille
Apr 10, 2003 12:39 AM
that the man is not an idiot - he got that right.