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View Diary: Galloway's Testimony Before Senate: MUST READ! (401 comments)

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  •  This is my favorite part... (4.00)
    "You will see from the official parliamentary record...voluminous evidence that I have a rather better record of opposition to Saddam Hussein than you do and than any other member of the British or American governments do."

    or wait, maybe it was this part...

    "As a matter of fact, I have met Saddam Hussein exactly the same number of times as Donald Rumsfeld met him. The difference is Donald Rumsfeld met him to sell him guns and to give him maps the better to target those guns. I met him to try and bring about an end to sanctions, suffering and war..."

    or was it this part?

    "There were 270 names on that list originally... who had one defining characteristic in common: they all stood against the policy of sanctions and war which you vociferously prosecuted and which has led us to this disaster."

    Between this and Bill Moyers' speech on Sunday, it's almost starting to feel like we're in America again.

    Curse you, historical record! The facts have a decidedly partisan slant!

    by still small voice on Tue May 17, 2005 at 04:31:53 PM PDT

    •  Don't forget this: (4.00)
      http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/6210240/

      The resignation of Scott McClellan (Keith Olbermann)

      SECAUCUS -- I smell something - and it ain't a copy of the Qu'ran sopping wet from being stuck in a toilet in Guantanamo Bay. It's the ink drying on Scott McClellan's resignation, and in an only partly imperfect world, it would be drifting out over Washington, and imminently.

      Last Thursday, General Richard Myers, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Donald Rumsfeld's go-to guy whenever the situation calls for the kind of gravitas the Secretary himself can't supply, told reporters at the Pentagon that rioting in Afghanistan was related more to the on-going political reconciliation process there, than it was to a controversial note buried in the pages of Newsweek claiming that the government was investigating whether or not some nitwit interrogator at Gitmo really had desecrated a Muslim holy book.

      But Monday afternoon, while offering himself up to the networks for a series of rare, almost unprecedented sit-down interviews on the White House lawn, Press Secretary McClellan said, in effect, that General Myers, and the head of the after-action report following the disturbances in Jalalabad, Lieutenant General Karl Eikenberry, were dead wrong. The Newsweek story, McClellan said, "has done damage to our image abroad and it has done damage to the credibility of the media and Newsweek in particular. People have lost lives. This report has had serious consequences."

      Whenever I hear Scott McClellan talking about `media credibility,' I strain to remember who it was who admitted Jeff Gannon to the White House press room and called on him all those times.

      Whenever I hear this White House talking about `doing to damage to our image abroad' and how `people have lost lives,' I strain to remember who it was who went traipsing into Iraq looking for WMD that will apparently turn up just after the Holy Grail will - and at what human cost.

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