After American troops seized the airport, Bob declared, “We butchered the force present at the airport. There are no Americans there.” Following the bombing of the Information Ministry--which meant Bob had to brief the press on the street--he said the Iraqi Army has killed most of the infidels and will “finish off the rest soon.”
Bob disappeared from the scene on April 8, '03, a day before he predicted the U.S. invasion will end in failure. The jury is still out on that one. “Quagmire” might have been a better word.
The spirit of Bob has reappeared in the guise of Russian General Vyacheslav Borisov, commander of the forces that bombed the Georgia city of Gori, a shelling that triggered a mass exodus. Borisov denied reporters entry into the stricken city because their presence would disturb the sleeping citizens, according to today’s Wall Street Journal. What a guy!
Borisov, who is riding around in a Mercedes with Georgia license plates, denied any looting took place. “We came here simply to restore order, And now it is secure here—see, I can drive around unarmed.” Nice car indeed, Bob.
The good general blamed any chaos on the Georgian Army, which “just ran away,” leaving “thousands of American-made assault rifles.” Borisov promised the Russians will redeploy soon. A bad sign: the signal for the Georgian mobile phone network has disappeared from Gori. It has been replaced by a Russian company with the message, “Enjoy Your Stay.”
A BBC reporter says he heard a series of blasts around Gori today. Those poor people just aren’t getting enough sleep.