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Thursday, September 01, 2005

Whitewashing a Red Traitor

On September 18th, Madison will host not one, but two, apostles of treason. Hanoi Jane Fonda will be the warmup act for George Galloway, who has become a darling of the "anti-war" movement. At least one Wisconsin legislator has detected Galloway's unsavory scent, and so a campaign of sanitization must commence immediately. John Nichols offers his cleaning services in the Capital Times

To be sure, Fonda and Galloway have been critics of the Bush administration's decision to invade and occupy Iraq, and no doubt they will express their views when they appear on campus.

But is voicing a difference of opinion with George Bush "hate speech"?

Is mentioning the fact that the excuses Bush made for going to war have been discredited "hate speech"?

Is noting that polls show a majority of Iraqis want the occupation of their country to end "hate speech"?

Is suggesting that the best way to "support the troops" might be to bring them home really "hate speech"?

Hate speech? What hate speech? For anyone who has been paying attention to Galloway, that is a silly question. Galloway has shown over and over that he doesn't just have a "difference of opinion" over Iraq. In fact, he hates the US and Britain, and glorifies our genocidal enemies.

Take the Battle of Fallujah, for instance. In that city several civilian contractors, who were in Iraq to help rebuild the country, were killed, mutilated, and hung from a bridge. The creatures who committed this atrocity were at the same time terrorizing the citizens of Fallujah, sometimes threatening to murder women who failed to wear headscarfs. Several months(!) later American soldiers attacked cleaned out Fallujah. Galloway was murderously angry - not at the holy headchoppers, of course, but at the Americans and their allies:

Fallujah is a Guernica, Falluaja is a Stalingrad, and Iraq is in flames as a result of the actions of these criminals. Not the resistance, not anybody else but these criminals who invaded and fell like wolves upon the people of Iraq.

Galloway has this poetic description of the people trying to kill his country's soldiers:

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.

Galloway's love for the Iraqi people is so great that he can't stand the thought that American and British "criminals" would eliminate Saddam's killing fields, hand out billions in aid, allow the greatest freedom of press in Iraqi history, and establish the country's first democratic institutions. But if he loves the Iraqi people, then he must hate the dictator who kept them under his boot, right? Well, not so much. Galloway was at the very least a buddy of Saddam's, and heaped praise on the old butcher:

Sir, I salute your courage, your strength, your indefatigability.

Galloway has since tried to claim that he was talking about about the Iraqi people. If so, he is certainly treating Saddam as the personification of the Iraqi people. In fairness, Galloway says he has criticized Saddam. What could Saddam have done to earn Galloway's wrath? Why, he helped contain a threat to American security, of course. Nothing could excuse that!

...I was condemning Saddam Hussein when he was backed by the anti-communist West in his homicidal war against Iran.

Lately, this new Lord Haw Haw has been even more explicit in his attempts to incite jihad against the Western world. Recently on Syrian TV, he compared the liberation of Baghdad with a rape:

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.

What hate speech? wonders John Nichols.

Galloway does not just have a "difference of opinion". His country is at war, and he is doing his damndest to make sure that the other side wins. No matter how bloodthirsty our enemies, Galloway can excuse them - just because they are killing his countrymen.

it can be said, truly said, that the Iraqi resistance is not just defending Iraq. They are defending all the Arabs, and they are defending all the people of the world from American hegemony.


It's not the Muslims who are the terrorists. The biggest terrorists are Bush, and Blair, and Berlusconi, and Aznar, but it is definitely not a clash of civilizations. George Bush doesn't have any civilization, he doesn't represent any civilization. We believe in the Prophets, peace be upon them. He believes in the profits, and how to get a piece of them.

George Galloway is coming to Madison, and his sure to get a warm welcome from the "anti-war" crowd. They will claim that he is merely a humanitarian who wants peace, that he really does support the troops in his own way. But they can't make those claims honestly.


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