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Tuesday, May 17, 2005

British MP slams GOP

I was lucky enough to hear a clip of his speech. If I come across one, I'll be sure to post it here. In the meantime, this is a must-read.

George Galloway, a member of the House of Commons, really socked it to the GOP today before a Senate Committee Hearing. The thing is, he's being checked out for involvement in the UN "oil-for-food" program that apparently succeeded in preventing Saqddam from buying WMDs, but wound up allowing his regime to smuggle oil out of the country and keep the proceeds after paying a kickback to those who looked the other way. Only it's starting to look like the US was the most corrupt party involved.

But this is more about Galloway's speech, which is brilliant, on-target, and correct-- whether he turns out to have been part in the corruption or not. So it's two stories in one. First is a British MP teaching American Dems how to talk to neo-fascists. Second is yet another tale of the right-wing's participation in a corporate scandal. Enjoy!

UPDATE: (Courtesy of Crooks and Liars)

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