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Denial is a River in Iraq
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We've taken thousands of Iraqi soldiers prisoner, captured numerous key cities, and we're heading for Baghdad.

Yet, I woke up to BBC coverage of a press conference with an Iraqi military spokesman who says:

1) The U.S. has not captured any cities
2) The U.S. hasn't even entered Iraq!
3) The U.S. has not taken any soldiers prisoner, but rather has kidnapped thousands of Iraqi civilians

Does this guy get CNN? Or even Al-Jazeera?

[Update]: BBC just replayed the comments. It was actually Iraqi Information Minister Mohammed Saeed al-Sahhaf, and I forgot to add that he said they've destroyed five coalition tanks. Uh...sure, dude.

[Update II]: Here's the CNN story on al-Sahhaf's comments (via Daily Kos). Al-Sahhaf also says that more than 200 Iraqi civilians have been injured in Baghdad. While this doesn't sound out of proportion, it's hard to believe anything this guy says.

From the CNN story, though...this is interesting:

After surveying the damage in Baghdad, Al-Sahaf, said two major buildings, called the "Peace Palace " and the "Flower Palace" were turned "into ruins."

We've destroyed his Peace Palace and Flower Palace!

And this:

An angry al-Sahaf called U.S. President George W. Bush "that murderer" and said coalition forces should surrender "because we will behead you all."

We should surrender because they'll behead us? That doesn't sound like much of an incentive. Will they not behead us if we do surrender?

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