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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.
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.

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.

'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.