IHadAPheo From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 6027 posts, RR: 56 Reply 2, posted (10 years 8 months 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 956 times:
I think it is more likely that Mohammed Saeed Al Sahaf's family is being held by the Fedayeen or the Baath Party and they are telling Mohammed Saeed Al Sahaf to say what he is saying or his family will be tortured and or killed. The man is not stupid (he was in fact the Iraqi ambassador to a few Nations and speaks very good English). I think he says what he says to stay alive and to keep his family alive.
Pray hard but pray with care For the tears that you are crying now Are just your answered prayers
Boeing4ever From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 4, posted (10 years 8 months 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 900 times:
Held by the Americans? That makes NO SENSE! He would do something to help America such as give intelligence info to the Coalition Forces, not buzz the airwaves with FOX News Channel style dribble. He's simply doing his job. This is what Saddam's regime tells him to say. I'm sure even he knows none of the things he says is true.
Besides, this is IMPOSSIBLE! The Americans aren't within 100 miles of Baghdad and Iraqi Forces are victorious! Roy confirmed it!
Marco From United Arab Emirates, joined Jul 2000, 4168 posts, RR: 17 Reply 5, posted (10 years 8 months 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 901 times:
Most of the members of the Baath parties are not religious, since the party is essentially secular. Also, Iraq was one of the most secular (and to some degree tolerant) Arab societies before all of these wars happened. Most of my parent's Iraqi friends drink.
Alpha 1 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 6, posted (10 years 8 months 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 896 times:
Erj190, in a tragic conflict, this guy is a breath of hilarity, that was sorely needed, in my view.
Who could have imagined that this guy would become one of the great media stars of this war! Despite the fact that tragedy is going on around here, he now stands on a street, as rockets and bombs are flying around him, and helicopters are buzzing him, and small arms fire EVERYWHERE, and insists the Americans are being driven out of Baghdad.
I still wish some burly, 6'3" Marine named Billy Bob would step up behind him while he's talking, and just grin from ear to ear. I'd pay real money to see that.
Glenn From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0 Reply 10, posted (10 years 8 months 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 878 times:
It has been a long time standing misconception that those who make the rules abide by them.
So if there is a rule you can't drink Alcohlo, I would say they do.
Applies to most all poliyticians
Anti Abortion protestors (remembers the killings of Drs, becasue they don't like killings)
and greenies. well a good cause at times but so mis managed.