The Corner

Life Imitates Art

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.

James S. Robbins — James S. Robbins is a political commentator for National Review and USA Today and is senior fellow for national security affairs on the American Foreign Policy Council. He is a ...

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