October 25, 2005

George Galloway Lied to Congress

The darling of the anti-war and anti-American left, George Galloway, reportedly lied before a US Congressional committee:

George Galloway, the British MP, was last night accused of lying by a US Congressional committee when he testified earlier this year that he had not received any United Nation food-for-oil allocations from the deposed Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein.

In a report issued here, Minnesota Senator Norm Coleman and his colleagues on the Senate Subcommittee for Investigations claim to have evidence showing that Mr Galloway's politicalorganizationn and his wife received vouchers worth almost $600,000 (?338,000) from the then Iraqi government.

"We have what we call the smoking gun," said Mr Coleman, who will send the report to the US Department of Justice and the British authorities. The MP could face charges of perjury, making false statements and obstructing a Congressional investigation. Each charge carries a possible jail term of five years and a fine of $250,000.

Couldn't have happened to a nicer guy.... I have a feeling that Mr. Galloway, a British citizen, won't be spending any more time at anti-war rallies or speaking at American colleges. Good thing we have an extradition treaty with Great Britain!

Evidently, George Galloway has issued a challenge the U.S. to charge him.

Update:This is from his website:

The Respect MP George Galloway has thrown down a challenge to the US Senate homeland security committee to charge him with perjury and "I'll see you in court".

Galloway said that he was prepared to fly out immediately to the United States if Senator Norm Coleman, who heads the committee, was prepared to bring charges. The MP has just seen a press release from the committee which alleges that he gave "false and misleading testimony" on May 17. "I deny that absolutely. As I've said a thousand times, I've never benefited personally. Let Coleman bring these charges and I'll rebut them totally."

Good. I am sure that the U.S. Attorneys Office will gladly oblige him!

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