April 30, 2003

FOLLOWING REPORTS that Mohammad Saeed

FOLLOWING REPORTS that Mohammad Saeed al-Sahaf is alive, Andrew Sullivan wonders: "Will Roger Ailes offer him a talk show before the military nabs him?" The Fox boss would face a bidding war for Mo's services, however. Reuters reports:

An Arab television network said on Tuesday it wants to give a job to former Iraqi information minister Mohammed Saeed al-Sahaf, whose colorful daily briefings during the U.S.-led invasion won him a cult following.

Ali al-Hadethi, supervisor of the Dubai-based al-Arabiya satellite channel, told Reuters that Sahaf, who does not figure on Washington's list of 55 most-wanted Iraqis, was welcome to join the network immediately as a commentator and analyst.

Hadethi said he did not know the former minister's whereabouts and asked him to contact Arabiya to take up his job.

"We want to benefit from the experience of Mr Sahaf and his analysis of the current situation and the future of Iraq," Hadethi said, without giving details of the job package.

He'd make a brilliant sportscaster.

Posted by Tim Blair at April 30, 2003 12:50 PM