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George Galloway & Iraqi Oil

G-Man

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The UK MP George Galloway was today accused (again) of profiting from the UN Oil for food campaign by a US Senate Committee. It is alleged money was paid into his wife's bank account and a charity campaign he fronted, no evidence was put forward to show any money actually went into Mr Galloways pocket. Is this a just a witch-hunt against an anti-war campaigner (coincidentally made public on the day America suffered its 2000th Iraq war casualty and during a week when several high profile Bush allies may be indicted) or is there any real substance to the report?
 

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I don't know if these charges are true or not, but George Galloway is hardly an anti-war martyr. I'm as anti-war as they come, and I want nothing to do with that idiot. George Galloway is a horrible person who went to Iraq for the sole purpose of inciting the insurgency, then less than a week later "comforted" Cindy Sheehan whose son was killed by Galloway's buddies. He also said on Syrian public television that Syrians were "lucky to have Bashar Assad as their president." He also said the following on al-Jazeera, addressing the entire Arab world: "Two of your beautiful daughters are in the hands of foreigners—Jerusalem and Baghdad. The foreigners are doing to your daughters as they will. The daughters are crying for help, and the Arab world is silent. Some of them are collaborating with the rape of these two beautiful Arab daughters."

So even if these charges aren't true (and it wouldn't surprise me if they are), please don't make George Galloway out to be some kind of hero.
 
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It is alleged money was paid into his wife's bank account and a charity campaign he fronted, no evidence was put forward to show any money actually went into Mr Galloways pocket.
The docs shown on US news stations tonite purport to be copies of Galloways account statements for seveal bank accounts. Of course, they appear genuine, else they wouldnt have been shown. If they are indeed genuine, Galloway could face a Grand Jury indictment along with others allegedly profiting from the Oil-for-Food scandal.

Oh, and seems to me that money that went to Galloway's wife and/or a charity controlled by him, is tantamount to being placed under his control. If indeed it did happen, that is.
 
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