May 17, 2005

Galloway tells Senate to fuck off

I'm not a fan of George Galloway, but it's hard not to cheer this:

Galloway defends himself at US Senate

[...] "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 told Senator Norm Coleman, the Republican subcommittee chairman.

"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." [...]

"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," Mr Galloway told Sen Coleman. [...]

Galloway's furious defence

[...] "As a matter of fact 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 met him to try and bring an end to sanctions, suffering and war." [...]

I'd kinda like to see the full transcript. All the coverage has been brief, I gotta wonder what doesn't fit into a soundbite.

Update: You can download the video from here. Go Gorgeous George, go!

Posted 2005/05/17 22:28 (Tue) | TrackBack

He did Glasgow proud. We need all we can get sometimes.

Posted by: Brad at May 17, 2005 23:46
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