Sunday, April 13, 2003

The Information Minister's son is

a doctor in Dublin

(Ireland, not Ohio)

But the son of Mohammed Saeed al-Sahaf, the notorious Iraqi Information Minister whose bizarre rantings earned him the nickname Comical Ali, enjoys an altogether more low-key position - as a doctor in a Dublin hospital. Osama al-Sahaf practises in the city's Beaumount Hospital and has predictably been dubbed Surgical Ali.