FauxPolitik

Monday, April 07, 2003

Getting Ridiculous: Whoever is giving orders to the Iraqi Ministry of Disinformation is, I think, sipping Brandy Alexanders in a cafe in Paris (home in exile of, among others, Ayatollah Khomeini). After we recently rumbled tanks through the city, the minister emerged for spin:
"They are sick in their minds. They say they brought 65 tanks into center of city. I say to you this talk is not true. This is part of their sick mind," Mohammed Saeed al-Sahhaf said. "There is no presence of American infidels in the city of Baghdad at all."
Yeah, you do want to give your troops good news to keep them fighting, but you also have to avoid looking silly. Next time he's going to say it with a U.S. tank rolling behind him.

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