Day J-1: tomorrow at Saturday June 28th: 1100 zulu time...

I cannot imagine the future, but I care about it. I know I am a part of a story that starts long before I can remember and continues long beyond when anyone will remember me. I sense that I am alive at a time of important change, and I feel a responsibility to make sure that the change comes out well. I plant my acorns knowing that I will never live to harvest the oaks.


Read this to enjoy some of the fondest memories of Comical Ali

and here is a link to his website: http://www.welovetheiraqiinformationminister.com/
Copyright The Daily Mirror:

COMICAL Ali, Saddam Hussein's ludicrous spin doctor, has been arrested in Baghdad, it was claimed last night.
Information minister Mohammed Saeed al-Sahaf had been hiding out at a relative's house since April watching satellite TV - banned under Saddam.
US troops set up a road block in the Baghdad suburb and caught him in his car on Monday night.
Al-Sahaf - who became a comic hero for his ridiculous denials of the truth in the Gulf War including "We are winning" as Baghdad fell - gave himself up without a fuss.
It was thought he might have killed himself when he disappeared on the day the Iraqi regime collapsed, still insisting Saddam would prevail.
But after his arrest the man, infamous for his amazing lies, begged US soldiers to save him from the embarrassment of being taken away publicly in a conspicuous armoured Humvee.
He was allowed to go into the house where he has apparently been holed up with his wife Lamia, daughter Thefaf and doctor sons Ziad and Isama, to collect a toothbrush, razor and book.
He wore a short-sleeved shirt, rather than his trademark army uniform and beret but was told to remove his tie for fear he might try suicide.
The Americans hope that Sahaf, who did not appear in their deck of cards of Iraq's most wanted, will tell them where Saddam is hiding.
A senior coalition source said: "He has some serious talking to do ... this time."
Relatives said Sahaf has been in a state of shock since the regime collapsed.
He was the last member of Saddam's Ba'ath party to abandon his post, giving his final briefing on the morning the tyrant's statue was symbolically toppled in the capital.
In it he cheerily insisted: "There is no presence of American infidels in Baghdad. They are going to surrender or be burned in their tanks". As he was speaking, US troops were pouring into view behind him, waving to cheering Iraqis.
A colleague at the radio station where he had sent desperate propaganda broadcasts in the last days, told how he had returned and poignantly removed his beret and epaulettes, threw the keys of his Mercedes and his satellite phone into the Tigris River and vanished.
His disappearance prompted rumours he had hanged himself on a lamppost, unable to cope with the reality that Saddam had finally gone.
But he is reported to have spent much of his time watching banned satellite television which his homes have had for many years. Friends said his main pleasures were a few shots of Scotch whiskey and regular barbecues of skewered beef and lamb.
Meanwhile, a worldwide industry exploiting his cult status is growing around the world.
A website set up in his honour crashed after receiving 4,000 hits per second.
And fans have bought thousands of t-shirts with his picture and his most fanciful sayings including: "We slaughtered them and we will continue to slaughter them. God is grilling their stomachs in hell."

COMICAL Ali's outlandish statements made him a cult figure with President George Bush amongst his diehard fans.
Bush once said of him: "Somebody would tell me: 'He's getting ready to speak!' and I'd pop out of a meeting or turn and watch the TV."
But Mohammed Saeed al-Sahaf didn't have the same affection for Bush of whom he said: "'He is a very stupid man. The American people are not stupid, they are very clever. I can't understand how such clever people came to elect such a stupid president." He said another time: "I speak better English than this villain Bush."
As the situation got more desperate in Iraq, Sahaf could not take it in. He said: "They are not in Baghdad. They are not in control of any airport. I tell you this. It is all a lie. They lie. It is a Hollywood movie. You do not believe them."
He always maintained the Americans were losing the war. "We have destroyed two tanks, fighter planes, two helicopters and their shovels - We have driven them back."
Asked about his outlandish claims, he hit back: "Lying is forbidden in Iraq. President Saddam Hussein will tolerate nothing but truthfulness as he is a man of great honour and integrity. Everyone is encouraged to speak freely of the truths evidenced in their eyes and hearts."
He added: "I blame al-Jazeera - they are marketing for the Americans!" Always upbeat, he said: "My feelings - as usual - we will slaughter them all." "Our estimates are that none of them will come out alive unless they surrender to us quickly." "Don't believe anything! We will chase the rascals back to London!"
The Iraqi Minister of Disinformation arrested!!!!
Comical Ali finally on his way to Hollywood


Some Quotes to jumpstart your workday/evening:

I love deadlines.
I especially like the whooshing sound they make
as they go flying by.

Accept the fact that some days you are the pigeon and most days the

I don't have an attitude problem. You have a perception problem

A pat on the back is only a few centimeters from a kick in the butt

Needing someone is like needing a parachute.
If he/she isn't there the first time, chances are you won't need him/her again.
Demain... les soldes,
incroyable comment les parisiens s'y préparent,
la majorité s'est pris de congés de récupération afin de dénicher les derniers trucs à voir pour cet été.
En moyenne, les français ont droit à 32 jours de soldes/an... Pourqoui encore payer si l'on trouve tout ce qu'il faut en période de prix creux?
Eh bien, parce qu'évidemment, les bonnes tailles n'y sont pas...
C'est donc l'arnac, l'arnaque totale, et ça fait penser aux marges que les vendeurs de fringues encaissent...
Check out some contemporary artists, recently exposing work in Paris,
great laughs, great fear, when you analyze terror these days...


Another great link for fine young art is


A sales rep, an administration clerk and the manager are walking to lunch
when they find an antique oil lamp. They rub it and a Genie comes out in a
puff of smoke. The Genie says, "I usually only grant three wishes, so I'll
give each of you one each." "Me first! Me first!" says the admin clerk. "I
want to be in the Bahamas, driving a speedboat, without a care in the
world." Poof! She's gone. In astonishment, "Me next! Me next!" says the
sales rep. "I want to be in Hawaii, relaxing on the beach with my personal
masseuse, an endless supply of pina coladas and the love of my life." Poof!
He's gone. "OK, you're up," the Genie says to the manager. The manager says,
"I want those two back in the office after lunch."

Moral of the story: Always let your boss have the first say.


Get your rocks on! Get your rocks on honney!

All summer long, rollerblading in major Belgian cities, every day of the week!
Friday nite is Brussels nite...


Tokyo and Moscow are world’s most expensive cities; Asuncion in Paraguay is cheapest
View the report here


Is this the big one we've all been waiting for?

BUGBEAR ComputerVirus unleashed worldwide, targetting financial institutions:
Repeat after us: "I shall not open unidentified attachments from unknown senders..."
Repeat Over and Over....

for more info check with your antivirus updaters... and remember:
You'll hear about it on the radio, before you realize your own adress book has been hijacked!


You are Morpheus-
You are Morpheus, from "The Matrix." You
have strong faith in yourself and those around
you. A true leader, you are relentless in your


La Chambre de Commerce Belgo-Luxembourgeoise à Paris organise une Soirée "fête de la bière belge et luxembourgeoise", le 23 juin prochain au Polo Club de Paris.
Contact CCBL 174 Blvd Haussmann 75008 Paris
For what it's worth!