June 03, 2004


George Galloway seems to have forgotten a certain incident involving Nicholas Berg:

The only professional heads to roll in the whole Iraq imbroglio - Davies, Dyke, Gilligan, Morgan - tumbled into a basket marked "media".

Timely image, pal. Galloway then moves on to the European parliament elections, and foresees his own version of Michael Moore’s Payback Tuesday:

I predict that next week will see the worst election result in Labour history. Then significant numbers on the Labour benches will be staring down the barrel of their own personal general election defeats. Thus the British are the most powerful people in the world on June 10. Give Tony Blair a hard enough slapping and they can bring him down. And umbilically connected as they are, Blair's defenestration would surely be the last straw for Bush's already fading re-election hopes.

Tony Blair’s removal would sweep Bush aside? Makes sense to George.

Posted by Tim Blair at June 3, 2004 02:38 AM

George doesn't need to use logic, he gets by on his charm.

Posted by: gaz at June 3, 2004 at 02:39 AM

Oily charm. Ask Saddam

Posted by: c at June 3, 2004 at 02:53 AM

This ranting from Saddam's good buddy George Galloway!! Over the top or what?

Few choice quotes:

"If our politicians are so unrepentant we must punish them. Not just because people should be punished for mendacity, incompetence, or crimes and blunders as big as this, but because if they are not they or future generations of leaders may do the same again."

So we should punish our leaders for having the balls to stand up and refuse to give in to terrorists? For taking the war to them? For ridding Iraq of that murdering thug Saddam?

I guess in his mind, doing the above qualifies as crimes or blunders? But, it's OK to make friends with murdering thugs like Saddam? I wonder if Saddam showed him any of those 'home movies' Saddam & his sons liked to take?

"Only then will it be possible to "draw a line" in the blood-stained quicksands of Arabia and withdraw from the swamp of shame into which the two war-leaders have dragged us."

Yes. I fell so ashamed that we have helped give the Afghanis and Iraqis a chance at a better life. I also feel ashamed that we haven't bent over and asked the radical Islamists for *more*!!

"..Simon Hughes's somersaulting between attacks on Muslim youth and telling the United Jewish Israel Appeal he was "a lover of Israel" must cause some unsteadiness in the thin yellow line."

I'm sure Mr. Galloway can think of no greater slur than to say someone is a lover of Israel. Among his friends and in his world, this is the worse thing anyone can be.

This guy is pathetic. I'm surprised he's been been elected to anything at all. I wouldn't vote for him for dog catcher.

Posted by: Chris Josephson at June 3, 2004 at 03:05 AM

I'm not surprised he thinks a Blair loss would substantially contribute to a Bush loss. He doesn't get America. He and others like him still think we're just children to follow the lead of our betters across the Atlantic.

Posted by: Russell at June 3, 2004 at 03:12 AM

I can't imagine that a Blair loss would move a single percentage point of votes on this side of the pond.

Posted by: R C Dean at June 3, 2004 at 03:54 AM



...WAR-SUPPORTING, er, PRO-AMERICAN...um...conservatives in.

Yeah... a-ha, ha-ha...er, oops.

Posted by: CurrencyLad at June 3, 2004 at 04:28 AM

GG is a liar, a thief, and an commie idiot.

Sue and be damned, Georgie.

"I said: Premier Kissov is a degenerate, atheistic commie!"
-- Gen. Buck Turgidson

Posted by: mojo at June 3, 2004 at 04:34 AM

Sorry Yehudit, but i closed the page the moment i saw "Nazi USA" in there.

Posted by: madne0 at June 3, 2004 at 05:39 AM

George Galloway seems to have forgotten a certain incident involving Nicholas Berg

. . . and the one involving Danny Pearl.

Posted by: Mike at June 3, 2004 at 08:35 AM

I wonder if Mr Galloway is still going to sue the Telegraph? If he doesn't I wonder why the British police haven't arrested him for treason.

Posted by: Toryhere at June 3, 2004 at 09:14 AM

Well, of course Tony Blair's removal from office will send George Bush back to the oil-soaked hayseed hinterlands from whence he came, and then we can put Saddam back in his presidential palaces in Iraq (with apologies for our rudeness), and sensible people (i.e., Galloway and the UN) can get back to business as usual. And my Aunt Fanny's pig will sprout wings, and Satan will have to have to break out his ice skates again.

Posted by: Rebecca at June 3, 2004 at 09:52 AM

I think that if Blair ever did get turned out, he'd be more than welcome to come to New York State and run for any office he chose.

I'm amazed at the number of conservative Republicans that adore him here in the US. I say, "Well, he is Labour and you know what they stand for?"

"Doesn't matter", comes the reply. "We like him because he is a man of principles and convictions". Pretty rare for a politician.

Posted by: JDB at June 3, 2004 at 12:54 PM

Re a Blair emigration to the Colonies: Isn't Aznar coming to the States to teach at Georgetown? It could be a veritable brain-drain of principled Euro politicians.

Posted by: c at June 3, 2004 at 02:13 PM

Hey Tim, an esteemed fellow Right blogger in yankee land is taking pot shots at Aussie girls! Over this Miss Universe win!

Thought you guys might like to know.

Posted by: Jamie at June 3, 2004 at 02:39 PM


I'm amazed at the number of conservative Republicans that adore him here in the US. I say, "Well, he is Labour and you know what they stand for?"

War makes strange political bedfellows: Tax & Spend Social-Engineer Roosevelt + Imperial Arch-Conservative Churchill got along swimmingly. The nuance of politics in Western Democracies should be secondary when faced with an ideology that seeks to destroy all of it.

Posted by: Spiny Norman at June 3, 2004 at 03:04 PM

Look mate, I'm getting a little tired of this word nuance being drained of its respectability due to its attachment to John F Kerry. Some of us like nuance.


Posted by: Quentin George at June 3, 2004 at 05:55 PM