Galloway: Saddam said

Galloway: Saddam said

B14343 / Fri, 7 Apr 2006 16:45:40 / Iraq

Anthony
says he still gets a lot of crap for posting Greg Palast’s exposés on
George Galloway, the controversial British MP who has become one of the
antiwar movement’s most high-profile leaders.

Anthony why are you
hurting the antiwar movement? Truth is he doesn’t want to hurt the
antiwar movement, he just wants to report the truth.

For Anthony the lingering question has always been, what ties, if any, did Galloway have to Saddam Hussein?

Unfounded
answers and implications have been an expensive proposition as Galloway
has won £150,000 in libel damages over claims he was paid by Saddam
Hussein. This judgment just recently upheld by a British Court.

In
this clip from his bizarre appearance on the UK reality show Big
Brother, Galloway discusses one of his two face-to-face meetings with
Saddam.

According to George, Saddam said to directly to him, “We do not have weapons of mass destruction.”

Don’t believe me, watch for yourself (thanks to anthony for the heads up).

In other news: The White House won’t challenge the leak story.

President George Bush has declined comment over being caught in yet another lie to the American public.

Some guys just don’t know when to hold’em and when to fold’em.

George
Bush’s controversial slide show featured him laughing about the “deck
of cards,” and then searching under Oval Office furniture for the
missing Weapons of Mass Destruction.

President George Bush sparked
a political firestorm yesterday after making what many judged a
tasteless and ill-judged joke about the failure to find weapons of mass
destruction in Iraq.
Mr. Bush made the joke at a black-tie event for radio and television journalists in Washington on Wednesday night.

He
narrated a slide show, described as the White House election year
album, making hay of the administration’s reputation for secrecy and
strained relations with European allies. But it was the joke about the
war in Iraq that drew attacks.

A slide showed Mr. Bush in the Oval
office, leaning to look under a piece of furniture. “Those weapons of
mass destruction have got to be here somewhere,” he told the audience,
drawing applause.

Another slide showed him peering into another
part of the office, “Nope, no weapons over there,” he said, laughing.
“Maybe under here,” he said, as a third slide was shown.

John
Kerry, the Massachusetts Democrat who will fight Mr. Bush for the White
House said the joke displayed a “stunningly cavalier” attitude.

“If
George Bush thinks his deceptive rationale for going to war is a
laughing matter, then he’s even more out of touch than we thought.
Unfortunately for the president, this is not a joke.”

He added:
“585 American soldiers have been killed in Iraq in the last year, 3,354
have been wounded and there’s no end in sight. George Bush sold us on
going to war with Iraq based on the threat of weapons of mass
destruction. But we still haven’t found them, and now he thinks that’s
funny?”

The statement from Mr. Kerry also included a comment from an Iraqi war veteran, Brad Owens.

“War
is the single most serious event that a president or government can
carry its people into,” he said. “This cheapens the sacrifice that
American soldiers and their families are dealing with every single day.”

CNN
viewers emailed the network to vent their anger at the joke. “How can a
thinking, caring human being joke about the lies that led to body bags
and broken young men and women? I was appalled,” wrote one viewer.
Another said: “It was tasteless and childish. It shows the true man – or
child in his case.”

The defense secretary, Donald Rumsfeld, later
declined to give an opinion at a press conference. “To know what I
would think, I would have to be there,” he said.

Mr. Bush’s skit poked fun of members of the administration, including Mr. Rumsfeld.

When
he showed another slide, the president joked: “Oops, this photo wasn’t
supposed to be in here. This is the skull and bones secret signal.

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