Friday, 27 June, 2003
Comical Ali, the Iraqi Information Minister
The Iraqi Information Minister (dubbed "Comical Ali" by some) resurfaced this week, telling Arab television that coalition forces had detained, questioned, and released him. The U.S. Central Command, though, says they haven't talked to him yet. Not too surprising, I guess, considering that this is the same guy who, with M1A Abrams tanks and Bradley fighting vehicles visibly advancing in the background, reported that U.S. forces had been defeated and were fleeing Baghdad in terror. What does he have to say about his laughingly erroneous reports? "The information was correct, but the interpretations were not."
This guy is priceless. He could make a killing on the stand-up comedy circuit here in the U.S. Check out the fan site.