Galloway denied that he had received any benefit from the UN "Oil for food" scandal, but the Senate claims to have found evidence otherwise, and is publicly calling Galloway an embezzler, liar, criminal, and terrorist/saddam sympathizer, all without formal charges.
More below the flip:
And its chairman, Republican Senator Norm Coleman, says this means Mr Galloway lied under oath when giving evidence to the Senate Permanent Sub-committee on Investigations on May 17 this year, when he offered a passionate defence against similar claims
But Galloway seems fairly confident that these informal "charges" are, in fact, lies themselves, calling the Senate's accusations "A conviction without trial":
The Bethnal Green and Bow MP accused Mr Coleman of orchestrating a "sneak revenge attack" motivated by a desire to avenge his "humiliation" at the hearing in May.
"I am demanding prosecution, I am begging for prosecution," Mr Galloway told Sky News. "I am saying if I have lied under oath in front of the Senate, that's a criminal offence.
"Charge me and I will head for the airport right now and face them down in court as I faced them down in the Senate room.
"Because I publicly humiliated this lick-spittle senator Norman Coleman - one of (President George) Bush's right-hand men - in the US Senate in May, this sneak revenge attack has been launched over the last 24 hours."
Pretty freakin' intense. Compare this to Delay's equally firey--but much less entertaining--denial of his own current legal troubles. I didn't ever hear Delay clamoring for a thorough and investigative trial. I never heard him dare anyone to prosecute.
This, I assume, is an example of what a pissed-off innocent man and a pissed-off guilty man sound like.