Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Baghdad Bob

Upon hearing the news that Ali Hassan al-Majid known as 'Chemical Ali', has been executed by hanging, I couldn't help but think of another infamous Iraqi official.

From the BBC:

Majid, an enforcer in Saddam Hussein's regime and his cousin, had earlier been sentenced to death four times for genocide and crimes against humanity. Earlier this month, he was sentenced to death for ordering the gas attack on the Kurdish town of Halabja in 1988.

And that brings me to the point of this post. Saddam's other buddy, Mohammed Said al-Sahaf, AKA: Baghdad Bob!

He is one of the only reasons I was really interested in the war. When Baghdad Bob held a news conference, everyone listened. Not because he was a well spoken intellectual, but rather the opposite. He was a frickn' riot! Must see TV.

Ace ♠

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