Tuesday, May 17, 2005

A pack of lies, Moneypenny!

OK, I don't know much about this Galloway fellow, except that not too long ago NPR was saying he was implicated in a scandal involved with Oil for Food. But in watching the BBC today, I had to like the way he stuck it to Washington. Plus, he sounds like Sean Connery. A sampling:

"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."

[. . .]
He described the sub-committee's claims as the "mother of all smokescreens", intended to divert attention from the "crimes" committed in the invasion of Iraq.

"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."

Who knows if he really took a deal in the Oil for Food program. I certainly don't. But it was fun watching him take American lawmakers to task.


  1. Ha, ha, ha...that was sweet, wasn't it? He was so ruthless even the Freepers had to pipe down except when they were offering their appreciation...

  2. George is something to behold. He's constantly under investigation, but he's the only one who ever proves anything, mainly that he can make money suing newspapers for libel.