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(BAGHDAD) BOB'S YOUR 'ANCHOR'
New York Post ^ | 1/12/04 | DON KAPLAN

Posted on 01/12/2004 1:04:15 AM PST by kattracks

Edited on 05/26/2004 5:18:31 PM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]

January 12, 2004 -- It's the all-new Baghdad Bob - he's cleaned up his act, dyed his hair and he's back on the air. Mohammed Saeed al-Sahhaf, the Iraqi minister of disinformation who became famous for his absurd daily reports that Iraq was winning the war, has popped up on Arab television as a commentator - as these new exclusive photos show.


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TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: agitprop; alsahhaf; baghdadbob; comicalali; iraq; laughingstock; lyingliar; mediabias; propaganda; quackmire; quagmire; saddamcaptured; saddamite; saddamtoppled; sandschwartzewithtie; thebiglie; topplesaddam; tvcommentator
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PHOTO EXCLUSIVE: Mohammed Saeed al-Sahhaf, a k a "Baghdad Bob" at his new job - TV commentator. - Abu Dhabi TV


I'm surprised CNN didn't snatch him up.


1 posted on 01/12/2004 1:04:15 AM PST by kattracks
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To: kattracks
The perfect moderator for the next Rat debate! (Or, a shoo-in as moveon.org's new VJ).
3 posted on 01/12/2004 1:09:16 AM PST by Johnny_Cipher ("... and twenty thousand bucks to complete my robot. My GIRL robot.")
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To: kattracks

I've said many times that CPA Baghdad should have hired this guy. I'm just the computer guy though, so what do I know?
4 posted on 01/12/2004 1:30:10 AM PST by nerdwithamachinegun (All generalizations are wrong.)
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To: kattracks
He's still funny as hell. Good thing he hasn't changed and is back better than ever. Those new quotes are instant classic one liners!
5 posted on 01/12/2004 1:31:59 AM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives On In My Heart Forever)
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To: kattracks
"I'm surprised CNN didn't snatch him up."

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I guess the advantage of being the one posting an article is that you get to be the first one who can post the punch line, LOL.

I am sure CNN is already in talks with him, trying to hire him away -- or maybe he is already working for CNN, writing their news for their anchors. ;)
6 posted on 01/12/2004 1:36:48 AM PST by FairOpinion
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To: FairOpinion
http://www.welovetheiraqiinformationminister.com
7 posted on 01/12/2004 1:39:00 AM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives On In My Heart Forever)
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To: kattracks
I hope this guy continues to get the attention he so desperately craves, and that once the new Iraqi government is formed, and formal ties are made with other countries, including extradition treaties, that on the day of the inauguration of the first freely elected President (if they choose that designation), the first executive order is to extradite Baghdad Bob back to his home country so he can do an up close and personal narration of his own trial.
8 posted on 01/12/2004 1:39:56 AM PST by kingu (Remember: Politicians and members of the press are going to read what you write today.)
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To: mhking; martin_fierro
HE'S BAA-ACK!
9 posted on 01/12/2004 2:15:57 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (Am Yisrael Chai!)
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To: kattracks
August 11 - The LA Times reports that the Iraqi military was itself fooled by the creative reporting of furloughed Iraqi Information Minister Muhammed Saeed al-Sahaf (M.S.S.): "After the information minister claimed that Iraqi forces had retaken the Baghdad airport from U.S. troops, two former commanders said, Republican Guard Gen. Mohammed Daash was dispatched to check out a rumor that four or five American tanks had survived the Iraqi counterattack. Daash returned to his headquarters in a panic. "Four or five tanks!'' the commanders quoted Daash as telling his fellow generals. "Are you out of your minds? The whole damn American Army is at the airport!'' "

10 posted on 01/12/2004 2:21:06 AM PST by mirkwood (If we stop voting, will they go away?)
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To: FairOpinion
No he is under contract with the BBC.
11 posted on 01/12/2004 2:32:14 AM PST by observer5
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To: kattracks
They really should tag him to be a guest host on Saturday Night Live...or better yet, to anchor the SNL weekend news updates.
12 posted on 01/12/2004 2:48:27 AM PST by PBRSTREETGANG
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To: kattracks; Timesink

Strangely, I find the guy on the right easier to believe.

13 posted on 01/12/2004 3:29:22 AM PST by martin_fierro (HEY! I'm tryin' t'run a classy thread here!)
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To: martin_fierro
Just Damn!
14 posted on 01/12/2004 3:39:39 AM PST by DooDahhhh
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To: goldstategop
He's still funny as hell

Saturday Night Live should've gotten him to do their newscast. He's funnier than anything they've got to offer.

15 posted on 01/12/2004 3:45:15 AM PST by grania ("Won't get fooled again")
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To: kattracks
That's not Bob! That's actor Howard Da Silva as Louis B. Meyer in "Mommie Dearest".
16 posted on 01/12/2004 5:11:25 AM PST by whereasandsoforth (tagged for migratory purposes only)
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To: kattracks
CNN got him a job in Abu Dhabi to cleanse the outer layer of suspicion. He is still expected to go to the CNN big time after a short stint on a farm team.
17 posted on 01/12/2004 5:16:09 AM PST by bert (Have you offended a liberal today?)
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To: kattracks
In the majority of the world (and among Leftists in the US) Baghdad Bob's pronouncements were taken as gospel truth.
18 posted on 01/12/2004 5:18:18 AM PST by Guillermo (It's tough being a Miami Dolphins fan)
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To: Howlin; Ed_NYC; MonroeDNA; widgysoft; Springman; Timesink; dubyaismypresident; Grani; coug97; ...
How long before he's courted by the big four (ABCNNBCBS) here?

He would make a great co-host for Paula Zahn; a liar and a bitch on wheels...

Or maybe MSNBC could have him as Deborah Norville's co-host!

Just damn.

If you want on the list, FReepmail me. This IS a high-volume PING list...

19 posted on 01/12/2004 5:18:31 AM PST by mhking (Maldición justa.)
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To: mirkwood
"After the information minister claimed that Iraqi forces had retaken the Baghdad airport from U.S. troops, two former commanders said, Republican Guard Gen. Mohammed Daash was dispatched to check out a rumor that four or five American tanks had survived the Iraqi counterattack. Daash returned to his headquarters in a panic. "Four or five tanks!'' the commanders quoted Daash as telling his fellow generals. "Are you out of your minds? The whole damn American Army is at the airport!'' "

A classic.

20 posted on 01/12/2004 5:23:26 AM PST by Former Proud Canadian
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