"Plastic shredders? We used to dream of 'aving plastic shredders. When I were a lad, we 'ad to get oop at three o'clock in t'morning and work 27-hour day at secret police headquarters, rending dissidents with ordinary garden rake. But tell that to yer yoong war protestors today, and they won't believe you."
-- reader Paul Zrimsek reacts to news that Uday Hussein has a Yorkshire accent
"I am here now to tell you, we do not have any scud missiles and I don't know why they were fired into Kuwait."
-- one of Iraqi information minister Muhammad Said al-Sahhaf’s greatest hits
And that's a bit from April of 2003.