Irregardless ECK, the man is unwavering in his story, just as unwavering when he presented his Iraq Survey Group report. He has been the most
consistent of all that have spoken so far.
Ok, back to the names.
For starters, we have:
"Great Britain: George Galloway received 1 million barrels."
Here's the dish on British MP Mr. Galloway:
"Saddam's little helper"
"It doesn't get much worse than this. George Galloway is Britain's most active and visible peace campaigner. The Labour MP for Glasgow Kelvin
did not just oppose the recent campaign against Saddam Hussein; he lobbied equally aggressively against the first Gulf war, and during the years in
between for an end to sanctions."
"The documents: contacts, money, oil and the need for anonymity"
"Galloway was in Saddam's pay, say secret Iraqi documents"
Need more on British MP Mr. "Anti-War" Galloway....just plug George Galloway in...an abundance of information can be found in relation to his
opposition to the sanctions, the end to the sanctions, ANSWER, and anti-war stance in regards to Iraq.
Besides British MP Galloways connections to another "anti-war" hawk: US Congressman Jim McDermott.
"'Baghdad' Jim McDermott Took Cash From Saddam Ally"
That brings us to:
"Shaker Al-Khafaji,the pro-Saddam chairman of the 17th conference of Iraqi expatriates, received 1 million barrels."
Mr. Al-Khafaji is the very same gentleman that accompanied Congressman McDermott and Mr. Bonier to Baghdad. He is the SAME gentleman that gave Mr.
$400,000 to make his 'documentary'. The same gentleman that got Mr. Scott Ritter
an audience with Saddam Hussein. The SAME
gentleman that has of 3/31/2003 $1,000 to Senator and presidential candidate John Kerry..............
From the May 5, 2003 issue: And the journalists and politicians he bought with it."
Excerpts: (From page 2 of 2)
"One of those "Saddam friends" is Shakir al-Khafaji, an Iraqi-American businessman from Detroit. Since 1992, al-Khafaji has served as president
of the regime-backed Expatriate Conferences, held in Baghdad every other year. The government provided subsidized travel for Iraqis living outside of
Al-Khafaji first came to public notice after revelations that he gave former U.N. weapons inspector Scott Ritter $400,000 to produce a film that
criticized the United States for its role in the inspection process. Al-Khafaji, who is listed as a "senior executive producer" of the film,
arranged meetings for Ritter with high-level officials in Saddam's government, a feat New York Times magazine writer Barry Bearak found
"impressive." Ritter had previously been an outspoken critic of Saddam Hussein, and issued dire warnings about the status of the Iraqi dictator's
weapons of mass destruction. His sudden flip--he is now a leading apologist for Saddam's regime--and revelations about Ritter's 2001 arrest for
soliciting sex with minors have fueled speculation about the nature of his relationship with al-Khafaji.
Al-Khafaji has long claimed that he cares only about the Iraqi people, an assertion too preposterous even for Ritter, who told THE WEEKLY STANDARD in
2001 that his patron was "openly sympathetic with the regime in Baghdad." That stands to reason. The Falcon Trading Group, a company that al-Khafaji
founded in 1993 in Johannesburg, South Africa, has done nearly $70 million of business with Saddam's regime.
Al-Khafaji told Baghdad Radio on June 14, 2000, that he hoped to arrange a delegation so that members of the U.S. Congress could "get acquainted with
the Iraqi people's suffering as a result of the unjust embargo clamped on it." He got his wish two years later, when he accompanied Reps. Jim
McDermott, Jim Thompson, and David Bonior to Baghdad last fall.
McDermott, in particular, caused quite a fuss when in a September 29 appearance on ABC's "This Week" from Baghdad, he claimed, "The president of
the United States will lie to the American people in order to get us into this war." Moments later, despite 12 years of evidence that the Iraqi
regime had lied about its weapons program, McDermott said, "I think you have to take the Iraqis on their face value.".....
On October 25, McDermott received a check for $5,000 from Shakir al-Khafaji. The money, first reported by Amy Keller in Roll Call, had been deposited
in an account for the McDermott Legal Expense Trust, a fund the congressman set up to pay legal bills in a lawsuit brought against him by Rep. John
Boehner. (In 1996, McDermott had released to the media the transcript of a phone conversation between Boehner and Newt Gingrich, taped by a Florida
No one has accused McDermott of being a mouthpiece for Saddam Hussein simply for financial reasons. Indeed, McDermott has been saying stupid things
for years with no evidence anyone has paid him to do so. A spokesman for McDermott says he "doesn't know off the top of [his] head" whether
McDermott has plans to return the money."
Want to confirm this more; want more information on Mr. Shaker Al-Khafaji? Just type his name into any search engine.
As for Mr Samir Vincent:
"Samir Vincent received 10.5 million barrels. In 2000, Vincent, an Iraqi-born American citizen who has lived in the U.S. since 1958, organized a
delegation of Iraqi religious leaders to visit the U.S. and meet with former president Jimmy Carter."
Mr. Samir Vincent, on 3/4/2000, gave $1,000+ to Tom Campbell. Who is Tom Campbell? This is him: Republican Tom Campbell....the same individual that
"REP. TOM CAMPBELL, (R) California: We are at war, and Congress has not declared that, and it's unconstitutional"
"WAR ON THE FLOOR"
To be continued.....in next thread. Got more.
[Edited on 29-1-2004 by Seekerof]