"Now, the neo-con websites and newspapers in which you’re such a hero, senator, were all absolutely cock-a-hoop at the publication of the Christian Science Monitor documents, they were all absolutely convinced of their authenticity. They were all absolutely convinced that these documents showed me receiving $10 million from the Saddam regime. And they were all lies. [...]
"The existence of forged documents implicating me in commercial activities with the Iraqi regime is a proven fact. 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."
The Scotsman summarizes Galloway's appearance thusly:
As Senator Norm Coleman summarised the evidence against Mr Galloway, the MP stared him down, challenging him to blink first. He did. That set the pattern for a hearing in which the MP’s accusers struggled to lay a glove on him....
Mr Galloway had promised to raise merry hell, threatening to take the senators out to the woodshed for a thoroughly merited thrashing. If he did not quite manage that, he nonetheless left his questioners baffled.
Meanwhile, Smilin' Norm's veneer has dimmed in India: The Telegraph - Calcutta:
His weak smile during and after the hearings, when he faced reporters, betrayed embarrassment that tables had been turned on America by a maverick British anti-war politician.
Mr. Galloway insisted that he was entirely innocent. He entered the hearing room with guns blazing, telling journalists his inquisitors were "crazed", "pro-war", "lickspittles" of the President, and predicting he would turn the tables on them.
"I want to put these people on trial. This group of neo-cons is involved in the mother of smokescreens," he said. ... They had come equipped for a trial and found themselves in the role of stooges for a man accustomed to playing to the gallery.