posted on May, 12 2005 @ 04:26 AM
The U.S congress has released evidence implying the maverick ex-Labour party MP, George Galloway, was given oil deals under the U.N Oil For Food
program. The report says that Mr. Galloway was "allocated" some 20 million barrels of oil. He has strongly denied his involvement in the past and
has recently been elected MP for Bethnal Green.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Congress released evidence on Thursday showing maverick independent MP George Galloway and former French Interior
Minister Charles Pasqua were given oil deals during the U.N. oil-for-food programme for Iraq.
The U.S. Senate committee report by Republican Sen. Norm Coleman from Minnesota and Democratic Senator Carl Levin, a Democrat from Michigan, said
their year-long investigation showed Pasqua got 11 million barrels in oil "allocations" with the personal approval of ousted Iraqi President Saddam
Hussein while Galloway got 20 million barrels.
Both men have strongly denied the allegations in the past.
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This story shocked me but not for the obvious reasons stated in the article. What shocked me is how blatant the timing is. I knew George Galloway
would be an immense thorn in Tony Blairs side due to his firebrand ways and his scathing attacks on the Iraq invasion. But I did not think for one
moment a trans-Atlantic campaign would be launched to unseat him.
That the "evidence" is released a mere week after MP Galloway was elected member for Bethnal Green in London is no coincidence. It shows a
conspiracy between the U.S government and British government to remove the single most decenting voice we have here in our parliament.
Its also no accident that the only other person indicated in this article is a Frenchman. I also find it strange how much credence they give these
Iraqi documents when they clearly ignored all the internal evidence that showed Saddam Hussein didnt have WMD's post-1991. But this Galloway thing
they steadfastly believe Saddam on!
The claim that he received money from Saddam's regime was originally leveled at him by the Daily Telegraph newspaper. But he sued for liable and won
£150,000 ($280,077) compensation. He clearly is not a man to take this lying down. Can he sue congress for liable?
I can only hope their tactic backfires and sets some precedent for impeaching politicians over this whole Iraq mess. It can easily be turned against
Tony Blair in light of the leaked Times memo and I hope thats the next thing to cross the Atlantic.
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[edit on 12/5/05 by subz]