Life Imitates Art

by James S. Robbins

My take on the Iraqi Information Minister was satire, but
here’s some of the real thing from this morning:


Correspondent: We now see American tanks on the river bridges. We see
American helicopters just a short distance away in the air. Is it not time
now that you surrendered or seek peace?

Al-Sahhaf: They are going to surrender. They are going to surrender or be
burned in their tanks.

Correspondent: You are not frightened now, Sir?

Al-Sahhaf: Not at all, and you do not need to be frightened. We are going
to tackle them and to destroy them. Do not be afraid.