Mr. Galloway went to Washington so he could lie, and later left daughter behind so he could run
Galloway lied over Iraqi oil payments, says Congress report
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.
The Beeb has the charges in scare quotes, Galloway accused of Senate ‘lies’. While this BBC article states GG’s assertion that
“They have been cavalier with any idea of process and justice so far, but I am still willing to go to the US and I am still willing to face any charge of perjury before the senate committee.”
another Beeb story repeats it, just so you get it, I guess.
Hard to argue those charges, though, when Ex Deputy Prime Minister of Iraq Tariq Aziz himself is the one that made the accusations.
GG’s been having a rather rough two months. First Hitchens resoundedly kicked his butt at the debate, someone set up an adopt a sniper auction on ebay, and later on Jane cancelled the bus tour on him. Then there ws the time last April when, in a moment of panic, he forgot his daughter Lucy (h/t to Militant Islam Monitor):
A mob of young Islamist extremists allegedly threatened to hang anti-war campaigner George Galloway last night as as the country’s most bitter election battle spilled into violence on the streets of the East End.
The Respect candidate, who is fighting Labour’s Oona King for the Bethnal Green and Bow seat in East London, was meeting locals in a tenant association’s room last night with his daughter, Lucy, when a 40-strong group of militants burst in, his spokesman said today.
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He said that there were no Respect supporters at the meeting except for Mr Galloway and Lucy, 23. When the two policemen arrived, they asked Mr Galloway if he wanted to leave the meeting, and escorted him to the car outside.
He said: “One cop took him out to Jay’s car, put him in and told him to get out of there as quickly as possible. The other policeman rather bravely put himself between George and the mob.
Locking the door behind them, the mob allegedly held Mr Galloway and his daughter captive for a few minutes and made threats.
“The police said to us: ‘You shouldn’t stay where you were going to stay tonight because they know where you live.’ So we stayed somewhere else.”
As Mr Galloway left in his son-in-law’s car, his distraught daughter was temporarily left at the scene. She was escorted to safety on the top floor of the property on Globe Road by officers.
A fracas then broke out outside, and three men were arrested, Scotland Yard said. They were detained for alleged possession of an offensive weapon, public order offences and actual bodily harm. One person was treated in hospital for a minor head injury and later discharged.
TBHB has not been able to contact Lucy for comment.
Mrs. Galloway, a.k.a. The Palestinian scientist who fell for a ‘hero MP’, is divorcing him “because she could no longer tolerate her husband’s behaviour”. No, not his Oil-For-Food behavior, from which she’s allegedly received £100,000, but because she had received calls from women claiming to have had romantic links with him. Considering Galloway had been married before, and that the current Mrs. states she had received calls from women (in plural), that means there’s been at least four women interested in GG, a fact that totally mystifies me.
In more Oil-For-Food news, the BBCA TV news broadcast had the phrase new evidence in scare quotes when saying that George will have to face new evidence. The Beeb’s fondness for quotation marks carries on to this story from last August: Oil-for-food chief ‘took bribes’, not only in the headline, but in the two subheadings:
‘Money from aunt’ claim
But they’re improving, after all, only two out of three subheadings in the Galloway story had scare quotes, namely
Update: Scott points out that Galloway was thrown out of the Labor Party not merely
in response to mere “anti-war comments”, but expelled Mr. Galloway when he suggested that British soldiers disobey orders, a very different thing.
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Update 2 Independent Sources points out that George Never Said Anything About Options To Purchase Oil
Update 4 Seixon has Every Penny In, Every Penny Out of the evidence.
Update 5, Wednesday, October 25 Hitchens on Galloway