Wednesday, May 18, 2005


A Class Act

If you were lucky enough to catch British MP George Galloway on SBS news tonight you saw a treat.

As the Guardian reports Mr Galloway, accused of being a Saddam supporter, accused of embezzelment in the Iraq food for oil case, was fronting a US Senate comittee hearing.

Instead of recieving a grilling like everyone else who faces this intimidating comittee. Mr Galloway, in a slow, measured way, tore the Senators apart.

As the Guardian said. It was more than political theatre. It was political bloodsports.

Take this line to one Senator:

I know that standards have slipped in Washington in recent years, but for a lawyer, you're remarkably cavalier with any idea of justice.

And this:

I 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.

To the Republican Senator

Everything I said about Iraq, I turned out to be right and you turned out to be wrong.

I can't see Mr. Galloway being invited back to Washington any time soon.

Update: Barista posts the whole speech. Read it. Read it all.

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