Mohammed Saeed al-Sahaf, 2003 News

Iraqi information minister, gained a cult following among Americans for his bravado and often outrageous proclamations about the status of the war in Iraq. As coalition troops stormed Baghdad, he declared, “The infidels are committing suicide by the hundreds on the gates of Baghdad.” He frequently unleashed unabashed invective against President Bush and British prime minister Tony Blair, calling them “blood-sucking bastards.”

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