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Tuesday, May 17, 2005

Galloway's statement

Posted by: Hammer / 2:34 PM

This is my own transcript of part of Galloway's statement to Smilin' Norm's Inquisition:

..it's a proven fact that these forged documents existed and were being circulated amongst right wing newspapers in Baghdad and around the world in the immediate aftermath of the fall of the Iraqi regime.

Now senator, I gave my heart and soul to oppose the policy that you promoted. I gave my political life's blood to try to stop the mass killing of Iraqis by the sanctions on Iraq, which killed 1,000,000 Iraqis, most of them children. Most of them died before they knew they were Iraqis. But they died for no other reason other than that they were Iraqis with the misfortune to be born at that time.

I gave my heart and soul to stop you committing the disaster that you did commit in invading Iraq. And I told the world that your case for the war was a pack of lies.

I told the world that Iraq, contrary to your claims, did not have weapons of mass destruction.

I told the world, contrary to your claims, that Iraq had no connection to Al Qaida.

I told the world, contrary to your claims, that Iraq had no connection to the atrocity on 9/11/2001.

I told the world, contrary to your claims, that the Iraqi people would resist a British and American invasion of their country and that the falling of Baghdad would not be the beginning of the end, but merely the end of the beginning. Senator, in everything I said about Iraq, I turned out to be right and you turned out to be wrong. And 100,000 people have paid with their lives.

1,600 of them American soldiers sent to their deaths on a pack of lies.

15,000 of them wounded, many of them disabled forever, on a pack of lies.

If the world had listened to Kofi Annan, whose dismissal you demanded; if the world had listened to President Chirac who you want to paint as some kind of corrupt traitor; if the world has listened to me and the anti war movement in Britain we would not be in the disaster we are in today.

Senator, this is the mother of all smokescreens. You are trying to divert attention from the crimes that you supported from the theft of billions of dollars of Iraq's wealth.

Have a look at the real oil for food scandal. Have a look at the 14 months you were in charge of Baghdad. The first 14 months, when $8.8 billion of Iraq's wealth went missing on your watch. Have a look at Hallibutron and the other American corporations that stole not only Iraq's money but the money of the American taxpayer.

Have a look at the oil that you didn't even meter that you were shipping out of the country and selling, the proceeds of which went who knows where. Have a look at the $800 million you gave to American military commanders to hand out around the country without even counting it or weighing it. Have a look at the real scandal breaking in the newspapers today, revealed in the earlier testimony in this committee: that the biggest sanctions busters were not me, or Russian politicians or French politicians. The real sanctions busters were your own companies with the connivance of your own government.

5 Comments:

Oh come on? Galloway is obviously lying. Galloway is a liar. And he hates America. Did I mention he was a liar?

By Anonymous Sean Hannity, at 4:26 PM  

Well that settles it I guess. If Sean says he's a liar he must be a liar.

But of course Norm is a liar as well. There, I just typed it, so you know it's true. And he hates the UN. Did I mention he is a liar?

How ever will we resolve this dispute? Hmm, maybe we'll just have to look at the facts. So Sean, what have you got so far?

By Blogger Jambo, at 4:55 PM  

Galloway is probably further left than any federal office holder. Only Kucinich comes to mind. There's a real freedom to speak what you believe that comes with campaigning on the strength of your beliefs.

By Blogger Hammer, at 7:16 AM  

you can download the full video here:
http://conspiracycentral.net:6969/index.html

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 4:16 PM  

I must say a lot of right wing Americans are very short on facts, a little bit like the Sean character. They want to rewrite history but at the same time they do not really like facts. Right wing neo con exploitation, poverty, genetically modified foods, environmental destruction, unnecessary wars, genocide, sale of natural resources owned by the people rather than corporate entities and state terrorism - Perhaps this is why right wing sympathisers such as Sean Hannity do not like dealing with facts. Much better to hide the crimes against humanity behind empty comments.

Well done Norman for standing up for the good American citizens. I am also not anti-American as I feel sorry for all Americans with a conscience as they are judged by the monsters that have destroyed the planet, humanity and any concept of a free world.

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 10:46 AM  

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