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21/5/05 George Galloway disappears by Edward Teague

Saturday, May 21


The Senate Committee on Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs who benefited from the witness of George Galloway MP have a record of all witnesses that day held as a PDF file on their

Curiously there is no record of what GG said, or sadly the startled look on Sen. Coleman‚s, face or indeed the content of his, no doubt, bemerded trousers.

From witness to unperson – shows how unreliable a witness GG is.

Just for the record..

I told the world that Iraq, contrary to your claims did not have weapons of mass destruction. I told the world, contrary to your claims, that Iraq had no connection to al-Qaeda. I told the world, contrary to your claims, that Iraq had no connection to the atrocity on 9/11 2001. I told the world, contrary to your claims, that the Iraqi people would resist a British and American invasion of their country and that the fall of Baghdad would not be the beginning of the end, but merely the end of the beginning.

Senator, in everything I said about Iraq, I turned out to be right and you turned out to be wrong and 100,000 people paid with their lives; 1600 of them American soldiers sent to their deaths on a pack of lies; 15,000 of them wounded, many of them disabled forever on a pack of lies.”

Senator, this is the mother of all smokescreens. You are trying to divert attention from the crimes that you supported, from the theft of billions of dollars of Iraq’s wealth.

Have a look at the real Oil-for-Food scandal. Have a look at the 14 months you were in charge of Baghdad, the first 14 months when $8.8 billion of Iraq’s wealth went missing on your watch. Have a look at Halliburton and other American corporations that stole not only Iraq’s money, but the money of the American taxpayer.

Have a look at the oil that you didn’t even meter, that you were shipping out of the country and selling, the proceeds of which went who knows where? Have a look at the $800 million you gave to American military commanders to hand out around the country without even counting it or weighing it.

Have a look at the real scandal breaking in the newspapers today, revealed in the earlier testimony in this committee. That the biggest sanctions busters were not me or Russian politicians or French politicians. The real sanctions busters were your own companies with the connivance of your own Government.”

Curiously none of this appeared on national (ABC , NBC news , etc etc.,) and the rest of the free and fair press that the US public reach for everyday.

The real story on the sanctions can be found in a Harper’s article by Joy Gordon in 2002.( Harper‚s) ∑before Dubya and Bloody Blair organised their illegal invasion.

“If any international act in the last decade is sure to generate enduring bitterness toward the United States, it is the epidemic suffering needlessly visited on Iraqis via U.S. fiat inside the United Nations Security Council. Within that body, the United States has consistently thwarted Iraq from satisfying its most basic humanitarian needs, using sanctions as nothing less than a deadly weapon, and, despite recent reforms, continuing to do so. Invoking security concerns ˜including those not corroborated by U.N. weapons inspectors˜U.S. policymakers have effectively turned a program of international governance into a legitimized act of mass slaughter.”

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