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Wednesday, September 21, 2005

Deathless Quotes

Musing on the latest batch of letters in the Review, and the effect on us all of Cap'n "peddy-mouth" Ølsen's rabid (not to mention 'explosive') pronouncements, I'm irresistibly reminded of an earlier mouthpiece clown.

Does everyone remember Iraqi Information Minister Muhammed Saeed al-Sahaf ?

Who can forget such deathless quotes as:

  • "There are no American infidels in Baghdad. Never!"
  • "They're coming to surrender or be burned in their tanks."
  • "Baghdad is safe, protected"
  • "We are not afraid of the Americans. Allah has condemned them. They are stupid" (dramatic pause) "and they are condemned."
  • "They have started to commit suicide under the walls of Baghdad. We will encourage them to commit more suicides quickly."
  • "We have destroyed 2 tanks, fighter planes, 2 helicopters and their shovels - We have driven them back."
  • "The authority of the civil defense ... issued a warning to the civilian population not to pick up any of those pencils because they are booby traps," he said, adding that the British and American forces were "immoral mercenaries" and "war criminals" for such behavior.
  • "We have them surrounded in their tanks"
  • "All your poster are belong to us." (AYP)
  • "We have the infidel Kordonwy surrounded with our IEDs".
  • Whoops - those last two are the other  bloke. Getting my al- and Øl- mixed up.

    They sound *too* deliciously a match made in Heaven.

    I have a question for you, Busker. Can you send me an email so I can write to you? Thanks.
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