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This page is about Mohammed Saeed al-Sahhaf , the Iraqi Information Minister during the 2003 Invasion of Iraq.

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These are some clips from his famous speeches during press conferences:

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An ambulance, carrying a wounded citizen…

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They are like a boa snake, now it’s length is more than 500 km…

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This stooge Blair, …

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Also this is a very remarkable snap…

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Don’t believe them, those invaders will be slaughtered

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This kind of cheap propaganda …

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What will we consider them

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We will show you what defense means

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We cleaned the whooole place of the airport

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Sahaf scratch

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Lot of Quotes here

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TRANSCRIPT interview (during which above pictures were taken)

Sahaf: These are hard time on everybody.
Journalist: During the last few (days?) how did you get into contact with the Americans?
Sahaf: I got to the Americans with the help of some friends. The Americans asked me (interrogated me) some time, after the interrogations I was set free.
Journalist: Did they interview you (asked questions) regarding your work as information minister?
Sahaf: Yes they did, yes.
Journalist: (inaudible) (something about viewing Sahafs role the last days of the war )
Sahaf: The history will clear the issue of that perceptions of the last days of the war. (inaudible) God willing these time (inaudible)

Later they discuss the things Sahaf said during the press meetings

Sahaf: I acted as information minister, former minister, talking (on behalf) of the leadership. (inaudible) Time will reveal the truth.
Then, journalist askes something about the place where Hotel Palestine was situated (very inaudible)
Sahaf: This was not the real picture.
Journalist: There were some American soldiers there.
(Sahaf does not reply to that one)
Journalist: (inaudible) Some soldiers took their uniforms off and disappeared just like that.
Sahaf: (something like: I don’t know about that)
Journalist: Mister information minister, I want to ask you something about (your) future fate (inaudible) Arabic situation…..next stage……
Journalist goes on about the former regime, asks a question about the Baath party (very inaudible).
Sahaf: No. I think everybody knows about that.
In comes the anchorman announcing the full interview will be aired at 7 o clock Greenwich time tomorrow.


All credits to Timsah. He did this excellent translation! Sorry for the very bad audio in my movie file. I’ll find a solution to that soon.

Quotes

“God will roast their stomachs in hell´´

“I think this is very laughable for a Superpower to be so cheap to drop inside Iraq such poor things and they are printed in Kuwait´´

“Not at all´´, Sahaf said when asked about if he was frightened.

Mohammed accused U.N. of conducting “a savage campaign of disinformation´´

“Be assured, Baghdad is safe, protected. Iraqis are heroes.´´

“We are going to tackle them and going to destroy them´´

“Coalition forces have not crossed the Tigris River and are not approaching Baghdad´´

“”….They started throwing booby traps on the Iraqi villages and townships. Do you know what are the booby traps? Pens and pencils. Booby traps. They started throwing pencils but they are booby traps´´ —
“The authority of the civil defense … issued a warning to the civilian population not to pick up any of those pencils because they are booby traps´´
but then Mohammed changes his mind and tells us
“I am not talking about the American people and the British people… I am talking about those mercenaries. … They have started throwing those pencils, but they are not pencils, they are booby traps to kill the children´´

“What they say about a breakthrough is completely an illusion. They are sending their warplanes to fly very low in order to have vibrations on these sacred places.´´

“They are lying every day. They are lying always, and mainly they are lying to their public opinion´´

“Their tombs will be here in Iraq!´´

“Baghdad is bracing to pummel the invaders´´

“We will push those crooks, those mercenaries back into the swamp´´