Thursday, May 26, 2005

Disgusting George

Recently I was having a chat with a friend, and George Galloway, the British MP, was mentioned. I am not an expert on him, but I can say that his tactics and positions are despicable, and I am appalled by the lack of criticism, and the affection ("maverick"?) with which he is treated by the media (and the left in general). Here are two must-read columns that appeared recently on his testimony in the US Senate: one by Christopher Hitchens in the Weekly Standard (via Melanie Phillips) and the other by Gerard Baker in the (London) Times.
This interesting post caused quite a stir in the blogosphere, as it seems to adduce proof that Galloway brazenly lied at the Senate hearing. The same post also has a useful list of sourced quotes of Galloway (scroll down), which reveal his true character. Also see further comments by Oliver Kamm. What a shame that so many people see him as a hero.

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