Tuesday, 15 April, 2003
Iraqi Information Minister
During the thankfully brief conflict in Iraq, the Iraqi Minister of Information (Muhammed Saeed al-Sahaf, or M.S.S.) provided a daily dose of much-needed comic relief. I couldn't help but laugh at the reports of his morning briefings. His insistence that, "There are no American infidels in Baghdad. Never!" while American M1 Abrams tanks and Bradley Fighting Vehicles are rolling through the streets in the background is one of the funniest things I've ever seen.
Not surprisingly, quite a few other people found that amusing, too. Somebody has devoted a Web site to it: www.welovetheiraqiinformationminister.com. On the site you'll find a brief history, a Treasure of Deathless Quotes, and some satire worthy of The Onion. I especially liked the M.S.S. Throughout History section.
I've said it before. The Internet is endlessly amusing.