We Love the Iraqi Information Minister
“The brave ones looked for personal ads,” she replied
August 4 - The Crack Editorial Staff returns from their long and richly deserved July vacation. Apologies for the lack of news, but, hey, it's the summer, so we don't really care. New Items of Interest that we missed:
7/29 - A new weekly newspaper in Iraq has been named Al-Sahhaf, after M.S.S. The editor explained, "I wanted a name that would attract readers. The name Al-Sahhaf has had an impact in the press." No confirmation yet to rumors that the New York Times will rename itself The Jayson Blair or that Fox News will now be called The Geraldo.
7/25 - Police in Sweden reveal that M.S.S. may have been involved in the brutal murder of an Iraqi agent in Stockholm 18 years ago, and that he is now under investigation and faces possible criminal charges. Maybe his glorious post-war career is not getting off to the best start here....
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June 27 - What happened to his hair?!?! And what's with the old man glasses? Did he lose his stylist to Rumsfeld? More quotes from the new interview with M.S.S.:
"The information I received from the governorates was more precise and comprehensive than the information I got from the Baghdad area.I was sincere in everything I said, even just before the fall of Baghdad international airport."
"The information was correct, but the interpretations were not," he said. "I did my duty up to the last minute."