April 29, 2003

Baghdad Bob gets TV offer!
An Arab television network said today it wants to give a job to former Iraqi information minister Mohammed Saeed al-Sahaf. Ali al-Hadethi, supervisor of the Dubai-based al-Arabiya satellite channel, said that Sahaf was welcome to join the network immediately as a commentator and analyst.

"We want to benefit from the experience of Mr Sahaf and his analysis of the current situation and the future of Iraq," Hadethi said.

A London-based Arabic newspaper reported, meanwhile, that Sahaf, dubbed "Comical Ali" for his eccentric denials that Iraqi forces were being overrun, was now holed up with his aunt in Baghdad and wanted the Americans to arrest and protect him. - from here.

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