He Bitch-Slapped The Taste Right Out Of Norm Coleman's Mouth!
Coleman must have gone soft, but then kicking Democrats around isn't much of a workout, now is it? Mr. Galloway, however, made it clear to the world that he wasn't some weak-knee'd Pansycrat as he laid waste to anyone who got in his way.
Galloway, a member of the British Parliament, was set to testify on his participation in the oil for food 'scandal'. To use the Daily Mirror's words:
"It wasn't supposed to be like this. Even when Daniel was in the lion's den, he didn't humiliate and torment the lion."
(George Galloway raises his hand as if to warn Senators of the impending Bitch-Slap)
Times Online quotes Galloway saying:
"On the very first page of your document about me, you assert that I have had many meetings with Saddam Hussein. This is false,"
"I have had two meetings with Saddam Hussein, once in 1994 and once in August 2002. By no stretch of the English language can that be described as many meetings.
In fact I've met him exactly the same number of times as Donald Rumsfeld met him. The difference is that Donald Rumsfeld met him to sell him guns..."
You can watch some of the Galloway's testimony, and read MSNBC's coverage of it here.
or watch here (Real Player) via Crooks & Liars
Or Listen here (mp3) via Crooks & Liars
Or you can read all of his opening statement here
...and about that oil for food 'scandal'
Gaurdian Unlimited is reporting that:
A report released last night by Democratic staff on a Senate investigations committee presents documentary evidence that the Bush administration was made aware of illegal oil sales and kickbacks paid to the Saddam Hussein regime but did nothing to stop them.
The scale of the shipments involved dwarfs those previously alleged by the Senate committee against UN staff and European politicians like the British MP, George Galloway, and the former French minister, Charles Pasqua.
In fact, the Senate report found that US oil purchases accounted for 52% of the kickbacks paid to the regime in return for sales of cheap oil - more than the rest of the world put together.
"The United States was not only aware of Iraqi oil sales violated UN sanctions and provided the bulk of the illicit money Saddam Hussein obtained from circumventing UN sanctions," the report said. "On occasion, the United States actually facilitated the illicit oil sales.
I have never seen Republicans fall flat on their face so hard before...