He once described the U.S. Congress as little more than an extension of Israel's Knesset, or parliament.
А также: For all his ruthlessness, Ramadan obeyed Saddam in all things. Shortly before the end of the 1980-88 war with Iran, Saddam ruled that too many Iraqi officials were getting fat while the troops at the front were fighting for the nation's survival. He published the weights of his Cabinet ministers and the weights he felt they should be, then gave them 30 days to slim down. The flabby Ramadan was told to shed 60 pounds — and did.