October 25, 2005

SO HERE'S THE QUESTION...:

Galloway's wife 'received £100,000 from Iraqis' (Francis Harris, 25/10/2005, Daily Telegraph)

The Palestinian-born wife of George Galloway, the Respect MP, is accused today of receiving $149,980 (about £100,000) derived from the United Nations Iraqi oil-for-food programme.

A report by an investigative committee of the United States Senate says the money was sent to the personal account of Amineh Abu Zayyad in August 2000.

The report, compiled by Republican and Democratic staff, contains detailed information gleaned from Iraqi archives and bank accounts in Britain and Jordan.

The investigators concluded that Mr Galloway knew about the payments and that "through his wife was personally enriched" by them. They say that he "knowingly made false or misleading statements under oath before [a Senate] sub-committee".


...isn't there some sense in which it's better to be Saddam's bought man than to actually believe the nonsense this guy spouts?

Posted by Orrin Judd at October 25, 2005 12:23 AM
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...isn't there some sense in which it's better to be Saddam's bought man than to actually believe the nonsense this guy spouts?

No.

Stupidity, ignorance and foolishness are evil's squires, but being a monster's paid shill is the lowest sort of verminous evil.

Posted by: Michael Herdegen [TypeKey Profile Page] at October 25, 2005 3:07 AM

It is easy to imagine, if confronted with this information in a debate or even an interview, that Galloway would just punch his opponent (questioner) and then walk away in triumph.

But everyone knows what he is, and the shiny suits don't cover up the dirt. I'm just surprised he wasn't holed up in Ramallah with Arafat at the end (did he make the pilgrimmage to see the toad before he died?).

Posted by: jim hamlen at October 25, 2005 8:30 AM
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