Mohammed Saeed al-Sahaf, Iraqi Minister of Information




"Lying is forbidden in Iraq. President Saddam Hussein will tolerate nothing but truthfulness as he is a man of great honor and integrity. Everyone is encouraged to speak freely of the truths evidenced in their eyes and hearts."

"They've not been able to control any Iraqi city." April 3, 2003

"There are no American infidels in Baghdad. Never!" --- April 6, 2003.  American troops had secured Baghdad International Airport one day earlier

"They are not in Baghdad. They are not in control of any airport.  I tell you this.  It is all a lie. They lie. It is a hollywood movie. You do not believe them." -- April 7, 2003 with American troops controlling the Baghdad parade grounds

"They're not even [within] 100 miles [of Baghdad]. They are not in any place. They hold no place in Iraq. This is an illusion ... they are trying to sell to the others an illusion."

"There are only two American tanks in the city."

"We are winning!"

"Bush is a very stupid man. The American people are not stupid, they are very clever. I can't understand how such clever people came to elect such a stupid president."

"I speak better English than this villain Bush"

"That bastard the American Minister of Defense Rumsfeld, and I won't say shamelessly, because they don't know what shame means. These are criminals. The whole world can hear the warning sirens. This criminal sitting in the White House is a pathetic criminal and his Defense Minister deserves to be beaten. These criminals lie to the world because they are criminals by nature and conditioning. They consider this a military site! Shame on you! You will forever be shamed! You have ruined the reputation of the American people in the most terrible way! Shame on you!"

"The midget Bush and that Rumsfield deserve only to be beaten with shoes by freedom loving people everywhere."

"Bush doesn't even know if Spain is a republic or a kingdom, how can they follow this man?"

"This criminal (Bush) in the White House is a stupid criminal"

"Rumsfeld is a crook and the most despicable creature. He is the worst kind of bastard"