October 24, 2005

Galloway Gotcha

Sen. Norm Coleman says he has "smoking gun" proof that MP George Galloway profited from oil allocations that he received from the Saddam Hussein regime in Iraq. The Independent reports:

George Galloway, the British MP, was last night accused of lying by a US Congressional committee when he testified earlier this year that he had not received any United Nation food-for-oil allocations from the deposed Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein.

In a report issued here, Minnesota Senator Norm Coleman and his colleagues on the Senate Subcommittee for Investigations claim to have evidence showing that Mr Galloway's political organisation and his wife received vouchers worth almost $600,000 (£338,000) from the then Iraqi government...

...Mr Coleman maintains that his evidence is based on bank records, as well as interviews with Tariq Aziz, the former foreign minister and deputy prime minister under Saddam, and with the former vice-president Taha Yasin Ramadan.

Mr Galloway's appearance before the panel, the Minnesota senator said, was "a lot of bombast". The MP was "anything but straight with the committee; he was anything but straight with the American people".

I can't wait to see this slimeball brought low once and for all. Next to actual murderers, among the planet's lowest life forms have to be guys like Galloway, who feigns concern for the Iraqi people while he enriches himself with money stolen from them, in return for defending the dictator who butchered them like cattle. He has also refused to allow the financial records of The Mariam Appeal, a fund set up ostensibly to help an Iraqi leukemia victim, to be subjected to audit, despite their claims to have been "cleared" of any wrongdoing. Sen. Coleman's report is said to show illicit Iraqi oil funds being channelled to this "charity" as well. Nice touch.

(via Drudge)

Posted by dan at October 24, 2005 8:07 PM