Norm Coleman, the Republican Senator from Minnesota really needs to learn how to use a search engine. Having decided that he can improve his image by attacking the UN he held some hearings on the Oil For Food
Attacking Kofi Annan is pretty safe because the Secretary General of the United Nations is a diplomat and always "plays nice", but accusing George Galloway
, British Member of Parliament, of anything is sort of like kicking a fire ant mound barefooted - you are going to get hurt.Galloway
was ejected from Tony Blair's Labour Party as a Member from Glasgow-Kelvin for his statements about the Iraq War, but he responded by winning a seat at Bethnal Green & Bow from a Labour Member as part of the Respect Party.
"Gorgeous George" is all attack, he doesn't care about defense or moderation. He is proud and loud about being a liberal leftist.skippy
has a short transcript of Galloway's opening remarks, and Crooks and Liars
has audio and video of portions of his testimony, in which Mr. Galloway lays out some of the nasty facts of US-Iraqi relations, and the run up to the Iraq War. No punches were pulled and no quarter was given.
Fortunately for Coleman dueling is illegal, because Galloway would have called him out for a sunrise meeting. The Republicans have been lulled into believing that they can get away with anything because the Democrats don't like to act abrasively. In the British Parliament you had better be ready for war before you badmouth someone, and you had better have your facts straight. Coleman has a war now, and Galloway is not going to give up.
And, Norm, Karl doesn't want people to notice the British memo, so attacking a British MP was pretty stupid.