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17 May 2005

Galloway Vs the Senate & Iraq Lies

George Galloway, the British MP for the Respect Coalition who has a bit of a reputation for asking the awkward questions that all us proles wish someone would ask of those that seek to remain unaccountable, voluntarily appeared before a Senate sub-committee in Washington today to answer accusations about links with Iraq, Saddam Hussein and alleged profiteering from oil-money.

In his impressive and bombastic rhetoric, Galloway not only countered the charges, he also asked all the questions that Tony B.liar and leaders of other puppet administrations around the world should have been asking when the first hints of war surfaced, even if they came long after the clandestine plans for war were originally conceived by NeoCon think tanks.

Swapping the barrels of alleged oil for the metaphorical barrels of a verbal super gun, Galloway unleashed facts, accusations, and a written dossier of evidence supporting his claims which he casually cast down before the Senate committee that orchestrated the immoral and provably illegal invasion of Iraq.

Galloway's performance was beautiful. It ranked up alongside those highly rehearsed and stage-managed PR efforts of top-ranking American politicans, only this time the words were coming from someone who, for a brilliantly refreshing change, was telling the truth.

In the words of Mr Galloway:
“I told the world that Iraq, contrary to your claims did not have weapons of mass destruction.

I told the world, contrary to your claims, that Iraq had no connection to al-Qaeda.

I told the world, contrary to your claims, that Iraq had no connection to the atrocity on 9/11 2001.

I told the world, contrary to your claims, that the Iraqi people would resist a British and American invasion of their country and that the fall of Baghdad would not be the beginning of the end, but merely the end of the beginning.

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."

Full transcripts of how George Galloway truly earnt his 'gorgeous' tag are available from The Times and Common Dreams and provide something that slightly closer resembles the truth than that which was presented as justification for the illegal Iraq invasion by the U.S. and British administrations.

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