'Comical Ali' Resurfaces

“Mr Sahhaf’s daily press briefings in Baghdad during the war, at which his statements were increasingly at odds with reality, made him a figure of fun in the West.|He was dubbed ‘Saddam’s optimist’ and ‘Comical Ali’ by media commentators, before disappearing as American forces entered central Baghdad.” —‘Comical Ali’ Resurfaces (BBC)

Sahhaf is, perhaps unsurprisingly, working on a book.