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Galloway made US senators look like doofuses

 
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PostPosted: Tue May 17, 2005 1:21 pm    Post subject: Galloway made US senators look like doofuses Reply with quote

today in front of the Senate Committee investigating the UN's Oil for Food scandal.


The Brits really do have better parliamentarians. Even the crazy ones are better than our crazy ones like Norm Coleman, who got smoked today. Coleman looks like a third grader with speech impairment when speaking with the eloquent Galloway.


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George Galloway has begun his showdown with the US senate having promised to put "America on trial" for the Iraq war.

Mr Galloway was forced to listen to over an hour of evidence against him presented to the Senate committee.

"I know that standards have slipped over the last few years in Washington but for a lawyer you are remarkably cavalier with any idea of justice," he said.

"I am here today but last week you already found me guilty. You traduced my name around the world without ever having asked me a single question, without ever having contacted me, without ever having written to me or telephoned me, without any contact with me whatsoever and you call that justice."

Mr Galloway rejected a claim in the sub committee's report that he had had "many" meetings with Saddam Hussein, saying he had only met the former dictator twice.

"I have met Saddam Hussein exactly the same number of times as Donald Rumsfeld met him. The difference is that Donald Rumsfeld met him to sell him guns and to give him maps the better to target those guns," he said.

Mr Galloway said he had a record of denouncing Saddam's regime "in the most withering terms" since the days when Senator Coleman had been an anti-Vietnam War protester.

"I was an opponent of Saddam Hussein when British and American governments and businessmen were selling him guns and gas," he said.

He flatly rejected an accusation that he was the owner of a company which had made substantial profits from trading in Iraqi oil.

He said the lists on which his name appeared had been provided by "the convicted bank robber and fraudster and conman" Ahmed Chalabi.

"What counts is not the names on the paper. What counts is where's the money, Senator? Who paid me money, Senator? Who paid me hundreds of thousands of dollars? The answer to that is nobody and if you had anybody who paid me a penny you would have produced them here today." he said.

Mr Galloway said one of the Iraq officials who was said to have given evidence against him was being held in Iraq in the Abu Graib prison on war crimes charges.

"I am not sure how much credibility anyone would put on anything which you managed to get from a prisoner in those circumstances," he said.

Mr Galloway said the sub committee had committed a "schoolboy howler" in its presentation of the documents which had undermined its whole case.

He said it was a "proven fact" that there had been forged documents circulating linking him to the oil-for-food programme.

He described the sub-committee's claims as the "mother of all smokescreens" intended to divert attention from the "crimes" committed in the invasion of Iraq.

"Senator, in everything I said about Iraq I turned out to be right and you turned out to be wrong and 100,000 have paid with their lives, 1,600 of them American soldiers sent to their deaths on a pack of lies," he said.

Speaking before the hearing, the Respect MP said he came "not as the accused, but as the accuser".

"The people who have been guilty of massive profiteering in Iraq is the US themselves and I intend to put them on trial. I don't have to answer to them, they don't rule the world."

www.thisislondon.co.uk/news/articles/18693528?source=Evening%20Standard&ct=5
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PostPosted: Tue May 17, 2005 1:59 pm    Post subject: Video Reply with quote

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/politics/4556113.stm

Hahaha....Senator Norm Coleman who is the chairman of this ad hoc committee came across as dumb and wrong in front of the eloquent Galloway.
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PostPosted: Tue May 17, 2005 2:03 pm    Post subject: Hahaha....Americans are afraid of the truth... Reply with quote

Don't you love the same guys who shrugged their shoulder with disinterest as the president lied to the countries face about WMD and sent its kids to die on the premise of that lie, now are "OUTRAGED" ?

blogs.guardian.co.uk/news/archives/uk_politics/2005/05/17/galloway_v_the_us_senate.html
Some highlights:

"I have met Saddam Hussein exactly the same number of times as Donald Rumsfeld met him. The difference is that Donald Rumsfeld met him to sell him guns and to give him maps the better to target those guns."

"I was an opponent of Saddam Hussein when British and American governments and businessmen were selling him guns and gas."

"You have nothing on me, Senator, except my name on lists of names from Iraq, many of which have been drawn up after the installation of your puppet government in Iraq."
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