Oily George was paid off

In a cast of characters that includes Saddam Hussein and Jacques Chirac it's hard to pick out the most despicable character in the Iraq Oil for Food scam. But for our money, George Galloway, the oily fellow who represents the "Respect Party" (Socialist Workers) in the British Parliament, takes the absolute crumpet cake. Mr. Galloway is the star of the new "Black—Red alliance" between Islamic fascists and the radical Left. Now The Independent, a left—leaning British paper, has published US Senator Norm Colman's statement that he finally has the goods on Oily George.

Rupert Cornwell of The Independent writes:

"'We have what we call the smoking gun,' said Mr Coleman, who will send the report to the US Department of Justice and the British authorities. The MP could face charges of perjury, making false statements and obstructing a Congressional investigation. Each charge carries a possible jail term of five years and a fine of $250,000."

By all indications, Oily George Galloway was an "agent of influence" for Saddam during the heyday of ordinary Iraqis being fed into plastic shredders. For a decade Galloway ran the so—called "Mariam Charity Campaign," named after a little Iraqi girl who needed emergency surgery, which she could not get in Iraq ——— supposedly because of the UN embargo.

The Mariam Campaign collected hundreds of thousands of pounds from the soft—hearted British public. But it is not known where the money went. Mr. Galloway, who lives in a mansion, may have skimmed generously from the charity, but has so far escaped any prosecution.

Now the evidence appears that Galloway was paid off by Saddam for loudly promoting the dictator's cause all over Britain. Will there be any consequences for Oily?  Don't bet on it. The Telegraph of London exposed his Saddam connections two years ago, based on intelligence documents found in Iraq. Galloway sued for libel under favorable British libel laws, and won. The Telegraph still managed to  publish the original document. Oily slipped away again.

Galloway appeared in Washington, D.C., before the US Senate Subcommittee for Investigations, and promptly assailed the Senators as Zionist stooges. The unspeakable Brit media generally cheered Grubby George for standing up to the meanies. Now it looks like Galloway pocketed at least $ 600,000.00 in oil vouchers from Saddam, who did not care to use the money for its intended
purpose: buying medicine for the children of Iraq. When Galloways prosper, children die.

Will the law finally catch up with Oily George? We wouldn't bet on it.  We live in a time when demagogues get away with fraud by hiding behind Political Correctness. We have our own Galloways here.  No doubt Member of Parliament George Galloway will soon start a new charity appeal to fight any new charges. There are thousands of suckers out there, just begging to be milked for a bad cause.

In a cast of characters that includes Saddam Hussein and Jacques Chirac it's hard to pick out the most despicable character in the Iraq Oil for Food scam. But for our money, George Galloway, the oily fellow who represents the "Respect Party" (Socialist Workers) in the British Parliament, takes the absolute crumpet cake. Mr. Galloway is the star of the new "Black—Red alliance" between Islamic fascists and the radical Left. Now The Independent, a left—leaning British paper, has published US Senator Norm Colman's statement that he finally has the goods on Oily George.

Rupert Cornwell of The Independent writes:

"'We have what we call the smoking gun,' said Mr Coleman, who will send the report to the US Department of Justice and the British authorities. The MP could face charges of perjury, making false statements and obstructing a Congressional investigation. Each charge carries a possible jail term of five years and a fine of $250,000."

By all indications, Oily George Galloway was an "agent of influence" for Saddam during the heyday of ordinary Iraqis being fed into plastic shredders. For a decade Galloway ran the so—called "Mariam Charity Campaign," named after a little Iraqi girl who needed emergency surgery, which she could not get in Iraq ——— supposedly because of the UN embargo.

The Mariam Campaign collected hundreds of thousands of pounds from the soft—hearted British public. But it is not known where the money went. Mr. Galloway, who lives in a mansion, may have skimmed generously from the charity, but has so far escaped any prosecution.

Now the evidence appears that Galloway was paid off by Saddam for loudly promoting the dictator's cause all over Britain. Will there be any consequences for Oily?  Don't bet on it. The Telegraph of London exposed his Saddam connections two years ago, based on intelligence documents found in Iraq. Galloway sued for libel under favorable British libel laws, and won. The Telegraph still managed to  publish the original document. Oily slipped away again.

Galloway appeared in Washington, D.C., before the US Senate Subcommittee for Investigations, and promptly assailed the Senators as Zionist stooges. The unspeakable Brit media generally cheered Grubby George for standing up to the meanies. Now it looks like Galloway pocketed at least $ 600,000.00 in oil vouchers from Saddam, who did not care to use the money for its intended
purpose: buying medicine for the children of Iraq. When Galloways prosper, children die.

Will the law finally catch up with Oily George? We wouldn't bet on it.  We live in a time when demagogues get away with fraud by hiding behind Political Correctness. We have our own Galloways here.  No doubt Member of Parliament George Galloway will soon start a new charity appeal to fight any new charges. There are thousands of suckers out there, just begging to be milked for a bad cause.