George Galloway Bitch-Slaps Norm Coleman
"On the very first page of your document about me, you assert that I have had many meetings with Saddam Hussein. This is false...I have had two meetings with Saddam Hussein, once in 1994 and once in August 2002. By no stretch of the English language can that be described as many meetings. In fact I've met him exactly the same number of times as Donald Rumsfeld met him. The difference is that Donald Rumsfeld met him to sell him guns and to give him maps the better to target those guns."
--British MP George Galloway, today
British Member of Parliament George Galloway came to Washington today and bitch-slapped GOP Senator Norm Coleman around in a manner that many Democrats should learn from. After Coleman has used the Homeland Security and Government Operations Committee and its investigators as his personal platform to bash the UN Oil for Food program and to make himself look good nationally, he anticipated he would get the chance to beat up Galloway face to face today for allegedly being in Saddam’s back pocket and profiting from illicit oil sales within the Oil for Food program.
Instead, Galloway came and blasted both Republicans and Democrats alike for their support for the war, their “cavalier” treatment of facts, and the fact that it is the Bush Administration that allowed Saddam to circumvent the UN restrictions and profit from illicit oil sales in the days leading up to the war. It got so bad that Coleman called a recess and moved on to other witnesses after Galloway had trashed Coleman and gone toe-to-toe with a pathetic Carl Levin. Coleman, after probably changing his underwear in the nearest men’s room, saved his tough comments until after Galloway had left, which is a typical GOP practice.
It was a tutorial in how to deal with today’s GOP in an era when the American Taliban owns them lock, stock, and barrel.
You might be able to see the testimony through this MSNBC video link.