Maybe Baghdad Bob wasn’t insane after all

I was thinking today of the good times back in aught-3, when we had crazy ‘ol Baghdad Bob (Mohammed Saeed al-Sahaf) spouting off those totally off the wall and hilarious things. Real knee slappers. Then I went back to read some of the quotes.

Baghdad Bob

“We will kill them all……..most of them.”

Ahahah! So fun-nee!

“We will welcome them with bullets and shoes.”

“They are superpower of villains. They are superpower of Al Capone.”

Hey, wait a min-

“Washington has thrown their soldiers on the fire”

“I speak better English than this villain Bush”

“These [Bush, Rumsfeld] cowards have no morals. They have no shame about lying”

Now just a –

“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 word 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! And we will destroy you!”

“They (the U.S.) are deceiving their soldiers and their officers that aggressing against Iraq and invading Iraq will be like a picnic. This is a very stupid lie they are telling their soldiers, what they are facing is a definite death.”

“The shock has backfired on them. They are shocked because of what they have seen. No one received them with roses. They were received with bombs, shoes and bullets. Now, the game has been exposed. Awe will backfire on them. This is the boa snake. We will extend it further and cut it the appropriate way.”

“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.”

“Iraq will spread them even more and chop them up.”

“We have placed them in a quagmire from which they can never emerge except dead”

Damn. Turns out, he was more prescient than anyone ever dreamed (particularly if you abstract “they” to America and American power (actual, projected, and moral)).