Wednesday, May 18, 2005

Veni, Vidi

and Vici? Na. Galloway made it to the Hill. He gave a theatrical performace to a committee acting like a group of purring pussies flat on their backs wanting their bellies rubbed. As Eric said
Could any visiting Americans please explain how the only remaining superpower in the world can produce such weak and ineffective politicians? It was like watching Godzilla savage lightly-armed Tellytubbies.
Hitchens comments
The member for Bethnal Green and Bow showed the clear superiority of a parliamentary training (and a soapbox training) over a senatorial one. As Americans like to say, he got his retaliation in first.
There's more, much more, over at Harry's Place. Harry refers to the Scotsman which tells
Under repeated questioning, Mr Galloway conceded that Mr Zureikat did have extensive business dealings with the Saddam regime but, challenged over whether his friend’s generous contributions to the Mariam Appeal - £900,000 by his own previous assessments - could have come from the sale of oil, he stonewalled.

Urged to say if he would repay the cash if it could be proved to have come from such a source, he again ducked the question. Mr Galloway first met Mr Zureikat, a Jordanian businessman, through his now-estranged wife Amineh Abu-Zayyad, who had attended the same university in Jordan. The men became friends and set up the Mariam Appeal in 1998.
There still lie unanswered Harry's questions about the Mariam Appeal:
  • Why did Galloway move the Mariam Appeal documents out of the country?

  • Why will Galloway not make the financial statements of the Mariam Appeal available despite promising to do so two years ago?

So it goes. So it goes.

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