Today we begin a semi-regular section honouring all those who have shown a remarkable capacity for talking bollocks! Presenting the DOTS (Dogs on the Street) Awards. So named for those who parrot bollocks, even when the dogs on the street know that there is absolutely no truth to what they are saying. Yes, these pathological plonkers will continue to spout the company line or worse, actually themselves believe what they are saying.
Our inaugural award goes to a man who, if not loved, then was certainly laughed at by you all.
Ladies and gentlemen, Muhammad Saeed al-Sahhaf a.k.a. Comical Ali, the former Iraqi Minister of Information, who, even with the sound of tanks rolling in behind him, still stuck to the line that there were no American tanks in Baghdad! And he did it with such a straight face that it’s hard to believe he didn’t actually choke on his own horse shit!
Admittedly, this first award sets a high standard in talking bollocks and will be hard to beat. If you know of any potential candidates for a DOTS Award, send them to us for consideration.
Hint: google Alan Kelly and go from there.