4,921. 4/7/2003

“Mohammed al-Sahaf, the [Iraqi] information minister (and former foreign minister), gave regular briefings to the press from the Information Ministry, declaring that the Americans were being defeated. On April 7 [2003], he said famously, ‘Their infidels are committing suicide by the hundreds on the gates of Baghdad. Be assured, Baghdad is safe, protected.’ Sahaf left Iraq shortly thereafter.”

 – Charles Duelfer, Hide and Seek, Page 273

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