Wednesday, May 18, 2005


Pants on Fire

Lost in Belindagate, the BC election and the Queen's visit was some great television south of the border. British MP George Galloway went before a Senate panel probing alleged corruption in the U.N. oil-for-food program in Iraq to deny that he profited from the program.

Galloway, an outspoken critic of the war in Iraq (understatement of the month), called the panel's investigation the "mother of all smokescreens" used to divert attention from the "pack of lies" that led to the 2003 invasion.

Galloway was hilarious and had some of the best lines in the US capital this year.

He challenged an accusation that senior Iraqi officials confirmed he had received oil allocations and that documents identified him as an allocation recipient. Galloway shot back - "Now, I know that standards have slipped over the last few years in Washington, but for a lawyer, you're remarkably cavalier with any idea of justice," he told a senator.

He said he was "friendly" with former Iraqi Foreign Minister Tariq Aziz and met him many times but that he met with Saddam only twice in his career -- in 1994 and in 2002 -- the last time to persuade Saddam to allow U.N. weapons inspectors into the country.

His reserved his best line for the end saying he had met with Saddam "exactly as many times as Donald Rumsfeld has met with him." "The only difference being that Donald Rumsfeld met him to sell him guns and give him maps."

FYI - Rumsfeld visited Baghdad to meet Saddam as President Reagan's Middle East envoy in the 1980s, when the U.S. sided with Iraq in its war with Iran.

Man the truth is a bitch!

Newsweek, CBS and the Bush Administration are all shameful liars.

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