I got a fair few hits from mentioning the Iraqi Ministry of Information last time, so I thought it deserves another one here – Andy Wright pointed out www.welovetheiraqiinformationminister.com. The guy was a class act – he came across as an optimist at first, but certainly no worse than any of the Labour spin doctors. Unfortunately, his rhetoric descended into a bit of a farce, and now he’s missing. Although I’m sure that if he reappears, he’ll deny that he had been missing in the first place.
My favourite quote? There was the one about the Americans being in a different airport, and then the BBC cutting into footage of soldiers standing beneath huge letters on the side of the building spelling out ‘Saddam International Airport’, or the one about the Americans committing suicide outside the walls of Baghdad, or perhaps where he makes a little slip about owning scud missiles (my emphasis added):
"It has been rumored that we have fired scud missiles into Kuwait. I am here now to tell you, we do not have any scud missiles and I don’t know why they were fired into Kuwait."