Dead Men Left

Thursday, August 04, 2005

Re: "...excuse makers..."

Another follow-up, of sorts. Here's Galloway in full rhetorical flight:

In one speech, the MP said: "These poor Iraqis - ragged people, with their sandals, with their Kalashnikovs, with the lightest and most basic of weapons - are writing the names of their cities and towns in the stars, with 145 military operations every day, which has made the country ungovernable.

"We don't know who they are, we don't know their names, we never saw their faces, they don't put up photographs of their martyrs, we don't know the names of their leaders."...

He told Syrian Television: "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. And some of them are collaborating with the rape of these two beautiful Arab daughters."

Perfectly reasonable, and all but identical to comments Galloway has made in the UK and elsewhere; but the BBC, now fully Hutton compliant, seem to think it newsworthy that a New Labour toady has voiced his querulous complaint.

Lenin, meanwhile, kicks a supposed "liberal" - someone who really ought to know better - into touch for demanding Galloway be locked up for his speech.