Tuesday, May 17, 2005

Never bring a Scot before a Senate committee

"Now I know that standards have slipped in the last few years in Washington, but for a lawyer you are remarkably cavalier with any idea of justice." MP George Galloway didn't start there, and he didn't finish there, but sure sounds like he mopped the floor with our sorry excuses for Senators.

I'm looking for a news source that has committee chair Sen. Coleman (R-MN) looking good. Still looking.

Galloway on meetings with Hussein:
"As a matter of fact, I have met Saddam Hussein exactly the same number of times as Donald Rumsfeld met him. The difference is Donald Rumsfeld met him to sell him guns and to give him maps the better to target those guns. I met him to try and bring about an end to sanctions, suffering and war, and on the second of the two occasions, I met him to try and persuade him to let Dr Hans Blix and the United Nations weapons inspectors back into the country - a rather better use of two meetings with Saddam Hussein than your own Secretary of State for Defence made of his."

Galloway on checking your work:
"You assert on page 19, not once but twice, that the documents that you are referring to cover a different period in time from the documents covered by The Daily Telegraph which were a subject of a libel action won by me in the High Court in England late last year."

And to sum up:
"Senator, in everything I said about Iraq, I turned out to be right and you turned out to be wrong and 100,000 people paid with their lives; 1600 of them American soldiers sent to their deaths on a pack of lies; 15,000 of them wounded, many of them disabled forever on a pack of lies."

Galloway Oil Claims 'Based on Forgery'
The Scotsman goes more in depth on the actual documents the Senate committee uses to accuse Galloway. Doesn't look good for Coleman & Co.

Galloway Rejects U.S. Accusation as Diversion for Iraq Failings [Bloomberg]

ABC notes that Galloway didn't show the usual deference witnesses usually show when appearing before Congress. But even here Sen. Coleman doesn't look good.

1 comment:

rldervin said...

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