Really, he can't:
- Former Iraqi Information Minister Mohammed Saeed al-Sahhaf is attempting to surrender to US forces, according to a London-based Arabic newspaper. But Al-Sharq al-Awsat says the Americans have refused to arrest Mr Sahhaf - who became a familiar face during the war with his upbeat assessments of Iraqi military "successes" - because he does not appear on their "most wanted" list of 55 former regime officials.
Via the Whiskey Bar. Which is, once again, lest we forget, named after a song by Brecht and Weill...
Update: Then again, this guy may face some unique problems in negotiating a surrender:
al-Sahhaf rep: I'm trying to negotiate the surrender of a
former high government official.
US liaison officer: OK, who?
al-Sahhaf rep: Mohammed Said al-Sahhaf, the information minister.
US liaison officer: And what would he like to do?
al-Sahhaf rep: Turn himself in to the American troops in Baghdad.
US liaison officer: I'm sorry, but that won't be possible.
al-Sahhaf rep: Why not?
US liaison officer: Because there are no American troops in Baghdad! Never!
al-Sahhaf rep: What do you mean? They're all over the place.
US liaison officer: No, they all killed themselves! They lie dead at the city gates!
al-Sahhaf rep: Look, I'm not joking here.
US liaison officer: Neither am I. There are no American troops in Baghdad.
al-Sahhaf rep: What about you?
US liaison officer: Me?
al-Sahhaf rep: You are an American troop, yes?
US liaison officer: And proud of it.
al-Sahhaf rep: So, there are American troops in Baghdad.
US liaison officer: There are no American troops in Baghdad. Never!
al-Sahhaf rep: Come on, you're here!
US liaison officer: No I'm not.
And so forth...