Iraqi author Fadhil Rashad has called for British MP George Galloway to stand trial for robbing the Iraqi people.
"It is a truism that money can blind one to the truth... I know that George Galloway knows the truth, and that he is well aware of the [crimes] that Saddam perpetrated against his own people and against the neighboring countries. However, he turns a blind eye to them, because he wants to make the whole world ... to overlook the oil vouchers that he himself received from Saddam. I want to say in this article: George Galloway, leader of the Respect party ——— you defend your friend and benefactor Saddam and you will yet be tried just like your friend and benefactor Saddam. ... You robbed from all of the Iraqis what amounts to approximately 20 million barrels of oil ... in exchange for misleading public opinion concerning the crimes perpetrated by Saddam against his people.
"In this article, I call on the Iraqi government to open the file on the Oil—for—Food scandal, and file criminal indictments with international courts against those who benefited [from the oil vouchers] and those who stretched out their hands and took those vouchers from Saddam. ... May the first one be George Galloway..."