Thursday, May 19, 2005

He who accuses first, is most likely the guilty party

In the dust being kicked up by the US Senate's form of 'justice', crazy George Galloway emerges clear, concise and rips 'em a new one.

Here's neat quote of his speech taken from David Tiley's Barista;

"As a matter of fact, I have met Saddam Hussein exactly the same number of times as Donald Rumsfeld met him. The difference is Donald Rumsfeld met him to sell him guns and to give him maps the better to target those guns. I met him to try and bring about an end to sanctions, suffering and war, and on the second of the two occasions, I met him to try and persuade him to let Dr Hans Blix and the United Nations weapons inspectors back into the country - a rather better use of two meetings with Saddam Hussein than your own Secretary of State for Defence made of his.

"I was an opponent of Saddam Hussein when British and Americans governments and businessmen were selling him guns and gas. I used to demonstrate outside the Iraqi embassy when British and American officials were going in and doing commerce.

"You will see from the official parliamentary record, Hansard, from the 15th March 1990 onwards, voluminous evidence that I have a rather better record of opposition to Saddam Hussein than you do and than any other member of the British or American governments do."

The 'Co-alition of the Willing' are re-defining hypocrisy. Normally it wouldn't be too much of a problem, starving the poor to death as a result of their policies has a certain amount of indirectness to it. Besides, we are used to Governments behaving in such a manner.

However, droppping tonnes of ordnance on people is a little more direct, doesn't occur on the daily and so is much harder to ignore. Like two tall buildings falling down in the land of the hand held video camera.

It has a tad more impact.

Like Galloway.