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Old Apr 29th, 2003, 10:21 PM        TV job offer for former Iraqi information minister
This brightened up my day.

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Wednesday April 30, 02:02 AM

TV job offer for former Iraqi information minister

An Arab TV news channel has offered a job to Saddam Hussein's top spin doctor, former Iraqi Information Minister Mohammed Said al-Sahhaf.

Sahhaf, who became a global celebrity for his persistant refusal to admit that US troops were in Baghdad, has been told by the Dubai-based Al-Arabiya channel that there is a job waiting for him.

"We see no problem in having Mr. Sahhaf join us. First of all, Sahhaf is not on the list of the 55 Iraqis most wanted by the Americans, and he won international fame (during the Iraqi war). We would be happy to have him on our team," Ali Al-Hedeithy, the head of Al-Arabiya told AFP.

During the war, the bespectacled Sahhaf won fans worldwide for his in-your-face defiance as US and British troops swept through the country in their drive to topple Saddam Hussein.

Sahhaf has dropped out of sight since US forces took the Iraqi capital on April 9, abruptly ending Saddam's 24-year-rule.

A Web site in his honor, www.welovetheiraqiinformationminister.com, featuring his most quotable "bons mots" drew an overwhelming response after its launch, attracting 4,000 visitors per second, according to its webmaster.

"There are no American infidels in Baghdad. Never!" reads the first of the "treasury of deathless quotes" on the site.

Even President George W. Bush said last week that he had stepped out of meetings in Washington to catch a few of Sahhaf's daily press conferences.

"He was great," Bush told NBC television.

Al-Arabiya, based in Dubai with operations in Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Lebanon, noted that it had already plucked from the ranks of Saddam's officials former UN ambassador Mohammad Aldouri for a recent series of interviews on the Iraq war.
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Old Apr 29th, 2003, 10:36 PM       
from www.welovetheiraqiinformationminister.com :"28 April - Albawaba Middle East News reports that M.S.S. is now "negotiating" his surrender through the the Iraqi National Congress... Requests include "sexy new beret"."

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Old Apr 29th, 2003, 11:21 PM       
I'm waiting for his FOX reality show.
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Old Apr 30th, 2003, 04:58 AM       
Hell, I'd watch him.

When I read about this today, it also said that he'd tried to surrender to the allied forces, but they refused to arrest him because he isn't on the list of the 55 most wanted Iraqis.
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Old Apr 30th, 2003, 12:12 PM       
Too late! FOX Detroit already hired him.

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Old Apr 30th, 2003, 01:33 PM       
saw it coming
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Old Apr 30th, 2003, 01:54 PM       
I felt it was my obligation as a citizen of Michigan... but that still does not excuse my predictability.
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Old Apr 30th, 2003, 01:57 PM       
I wasn't talking about you
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Old Apr 30th, 2003, 02:04 PM       
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Oh ... Sorry :/ ... Back to the original subject that you WERE talking about ... Were the press conferences which attracted that attention convincing at all? I mean ... Is he really worthy of the title of "spin doctor" when the only public he seemed to be convincing are the of the pre-"brain washed" variety?
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Old Apr 30th, 2003, 02:59 PM       
You know Kev, I visited that site cause you said to, and I have to admit, it was well worth the hour I spend shifting through there.

The Fan Submissions are the best. Such a great theme, a year ago, we at the Mock could have put them to shame
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Old Apr 30th, 2003, 06:28 PM       
Kelly, I almost wet myself because of you.
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Old May 1st, 2003, 11:42 AM       
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Kelly, I almost wet myself because of you.
Ummm ... thanks? :/
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Old May 2nd, 2003, 02:12 AM       
God, the Red Wings really suck this year, don't they? At least the Detroit Lions won't be lonely.
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God, the Red Wings really suck this year, don't they? At least the Detroit Lions won't be lonely.
Actually, I'm kind of curious as to how much the changes of their new head coach, Steve Mariucci, will affect the team. It's about time the Fords spent some money on a good coach.
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Old May 2nd, 2003, 02:51 PM       
SPORTS FORUM

OH WAIT, WE DON'T HAVE ONE! SUCKERS
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