What's the problem? He's obviously auditioning for a job as a BBC or Channel 4 News Correspondent.
He's got all the attributes - hates Yanks, Brits, and ignores anything close to the truth that doesn't fit in with his hackneyed world view. We'll see him on Panorama as soon as maybe (either that, or working for the Mirror)
Totally agree with you El Pato. I think that out of the horror of war, we have this man waffling on and on, virtually cross-eyed, about what the Iraqi Army and people are going to do to the oppressors, and US tanks are parked just across the road !! He really is worth the comedy factor. I fully expect his next appearance on TV to be wearing underpants on his head, with two pencils stuck up his nose. Wibble.
Iraqi Information Minister Mohammed Saeed al-Sahaf was revealed to be in line for the post of Chief of Staff of the White House, President Bush revealed today.
According to Mr al-Sahaf, if he resigns from his present post, he will be facing a contractual period of gardening leave. The duration of this is to be confirmed, although the probable location is Guantanamo Bay.
Thereafter, with a crash course in colloquial American at the Blitzed Language School, Mr. al-Safah revealed he will be principally employed to read out the results of the next Presidential election...........
Come on ladies and gents, think outside of the box.
Do you really think that Mr al-Shaaf's game is to look as stupid as possible? He really didn't achieve his position in the Iraqi hierachy by being dumb. Firstly, think WHO his reports are aimed at - western audiences? I think not. How about other Arab nations? If you desperately needed to recruit other Islamic 'freedom fighters' to come and join your jihad, what kind of picture do you want to paint - a small nation fighting off the mighty aggressors, or a tin pot nation who has the enemy sleeping in your palaces already? If you were a potential recruit to the Iraqi cause, would you join a lost cause? Also bear in mind that other Arab states only watch Al Jazeera - reknowned for its pro-Iraq stance - and Mr al-Shaaf's press conferences are the highlight of the day (apart from the detailed articles featuring blown women and children).
From a western point of view, Mr al-Shaaf would fit nicely into any of the multitude of news channels. The ability to turn the most dire of circumstances into a positive outlook deserves a commendation. Funny thing, where's Alastair Campbell been recently?