And having lots of fun in the process.
He is defending himself magnificently against the charges leveled against him.
Very likely, this is going to go all south for the Repubs who pulled him in. Coleman can't get him flustered, and he's getting a lot flak directed at him by Galloway.
The British MP is also using this platform to substantively attack the Iraq war and the machinations behind it.
TESTIMONY IN FULL ON BBC: http://news.bbc.co.uk/
Adding: The hearing is over now. This diary was posted in order to give people on kos a heads-up.
Galloway gave better than he got today, and Coleman may be regretting asking the man to cross the pond. The seasoned British MP ripped into the Republicans on the Oil-for-Food sub-committee as he turned the tables on the assembly.
Ha didn't come as an accused, he said. He came as the accuser. And then he proceeded to tear Mr. Coleman better ventilation.
At the end of the hearing Coleman was completely flustered, went through his papers and simply gave up.
Galloway is no saint, if it's saints we need to make this Administration accountable. But he's a veteran politician, who's been reëlected many times to Parliament. He got thrown out of Labour because of his strong opposition to the Iraq war, and because of accusations of close ties to Saddam Hussein.
Galloway started his own party, Respect, and won against one of Blair's favorites in the most recent election.
As he stated during his hearing today, he has been right on every single point that he was accused of propaganda on - while Blair and Bush and the Senators who supported them have been proven solidly wrong.
He also accused Coleman and the other senators on the Oil-for-Food Sub-committee of having "lost" 8.8 billion USD "on your watch" - a barb that stung hard.
Those fearing that Coleman will get kudos from Galloway's appearance have nothing to fear. He's being ripped new ventilation as I write this, by GOP higher-ups who are wondering WTF just happened.
This will probably open up for a much closer and searing examination of the by now infamous "Downing Street Minutes of Meeting" (memo).
Originally posted to self-evident on Tue May 17, 2005 at 08:59 AM PDT.