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Wednesday, September 14, 2005

More Treasonous George Quotes

Tonight Christopher Hitchens will be debating George Galloway. In preparation, Hitchens has collected even more awful quotes from Galloway.

Galloway In His Own words

I had posted several of these before, but a few are worth extra commentary.

"Your Excellency, Mr President. I greet you in the
name of the many thousands of people in Britain who stood against the
tide and opposed the war and aggression against Iraq and continue to
oppose the war by economic means which is [sic] aimed to strangle the
life out of the great people of Iraq... I greet you too, in the name of the
Palestinian people... I thought the President would appreciate to know that even today, three years
after the war, I still meet families who are calling their newborn sons Saddam. I salute your
courage, your strength your indefatigability.
And if I want you to know that we are with you until
victory, until victory until Jerusalem!"


Remember, Galloway claims that he was only saluting the Iraqi people, not Saddam himself. With this more extensive quote, that fiction cannot be maintained. The sentence prior to the salute is addressed directly at Saddam. Galloway clearly was saluting Saddam personally.

Galloway's peacenik backers might also want to check out the last sentence of that quote. Do they share Galloway's determination to wipe Israel off the map?

Yes,
I did support the Soviet Union, and I think the disappearance of the Soviet
Union is the biggest catastrophe of my life


Actually, that one doesn't require any commentary...

Galloway on the London bus bombings:
Now just because I have to say we utterly
condemn the attacks on innocent people in
London both of the 7th of July and two weeks
later. These were attacks on ordinary working
people. They were not punishing the guilty. They
were punishing the innocent for the crimes of the
guilty. And there were no guilty on the London buses. They don't travel on buses.


Haw Haw Galloway has repeated said that "the guilty ones" are the leaders of the countries that liberated Iraq. In other words, if the London bombers had blown up Tony Blair, Galloway would have had no problem with it.

Galloway on On a recent TV adaptation of Salman Rushdie's The Satanic Verses:
You have to be aware if you
do [offend people's beliefs] you will get blowback. You should do it very carefully, especially if
you are a public service broadcaster.


That one is noteworthy because Galloway's Madison speech is sponsored in part by the Havens Center at the University of Wisconsin. Havens has deflected all criticism by insisting that it just loves freedom of speech so much. For Havens, that means collecting the looniest leftwing academics in sight. And speech for anyone else? Not so much, apparently. Galloway suggests that if you get death threats from Muslims, it's just blowback for the offense you've given. That's the kind of "freedom of speech" that Havens is supporting when they sponsor Galloway.

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