First we had Iraq’s Information Minister Mohammed Saeed al-Sahhaf
say that we weren’t in Baghdad, and now we have Egypt’s Ambassador Mohsen Khalil
"Iraq will not be defeated" in the war, Ambassador Mohsen Khalil
told a news conference in Egypt. "Iraq has now already achieved victory
— apart from some technicalities."
Little Green Footballs]
(Insert mandatory joke about Denial being a river
I think Monty Python might have a copyright infringement suit
to bring against the Arab world for blatantly ripping off one of their skits.
The following is from Monty Python’s "Holy Grail" where King Arthur fights against
the Black Knight. This picks up after Arthur has cut off both of his arms and
BLACK KNIGHT: Come here!
ARTHUR: What are you going to do, bleed on me?
BLACK KNIGHT: I’m invincible!
ARTHUR: You’re a looney.
BLACK KNIGHT: The Black Knight always triumphs! Have at you! Come on, then.
[ whop ] [ ARTHUR chops the BLACK KNIGHT’s last leg off ]
Oh? All right, we’ll call it a draw.
ARTHUR: Come, Patsy.
BLACK KNIGHT: Oh. Oh, I see. Running away, eh? You yellow bastards! Come back
here and take what’s coming to you. I’ll bite your legs off!
[Script for this scene]