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THE SCOTSMAN ON GALLOWAY'S SENATE TESTIMONY:

GEORGE Galloway yesterday failed in his attempt to convince a sceptical US Senate investigative committee that he had not profited from oil dealings with Iraq under the UN's controversial oil-for-food programme.

Despite a typically barnstorming performance full of bluster and rhetorical flourishes, the former Glasgow Kelvin MP was pinned down by persistent questioning over his business relationship with Fawaz Zureikat, the chairman of the Mariam Appeal - set up to assist a four-year-old Iraqi girl suffering from leukaemia.

And it was a Democrat senator, Carl Levin, rather than the Republican committee chairman, Norm Coleman, who gave him the hardest time as Mr Galloway sought to turn the tables on his inquisitors, leaving him no closer to clearing his name than when he took his seat in front of the sub-committee of the Senate's homeland security and government affairs committee in Washington.

Time and again, Mr Levin questioned him, requesting wearily that he deliver a straight answer to a straight question. But Mr Galloway could, or would not.

No surprise, there. Thanks to reader Bill Rudersdorf for the link."

Little Green Footballs:

I just haven't been able to bring myself to visit the lefty blogs to see what they're saying about George "Burn in Hell" Galloway's appearance before the Senate today, but I'd be willing to bet they're doing handstands of joy and singing hosannas in Galloway's name.

OK, let's pop over to Markos's Hate Hole ... yep, just as I thought: Daily Kos :: Galloway speaks

And in a photocaption, My Personal Fave:

Calm and methodical in his questioning, Committee Chair of the Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations Senator Norm Coleman (left) has the upper hand as studiedly hysterical anti-Bush Brit George Galloway tries to change the subject with groundless accusations against his accusers during Oil-for-Food hearings this morning and afternoon.

Check that last link, and be sure you're not drinking anything...

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Originally posted to Lush on Tue May 17, 2005 at 09:23 PM PDT.

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