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Galloway 1 - USA 0
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The US Senate got its arse (or indeed ass) handed to it on a plate yesterday courtesy of 'Gorgeous' George Galloway.

Yesterday we predicted that Galloway would be more than a match for Senator Cole, but we were still surprised with the ease that the MP for Bethnal Green and Bow turned the tables on the committee and used his testimony to give both the US and UK governments a good kicking while mocking the evidence put before him and showing the proceedings up to be something of a farce.

Don't take our word for it. You can watch the full testimony right here (47 minute realmedia) or highlights here.

Before all that kicked off Galloway warmed up by gutting slimy wannabe-hawk Christopher Hitchens ("You're a drink-soaked former Trotskyist popinjay..." and then, already tasting blood, went on to the main event. We almost felt sorry for Coleman. Almost.

"I gave my heart and soul to stop you committing the disaster that you did commit in invading Iraq ... senator, in everything I said about Iraq, I turned out to be right and you turned out to be wrong..."

After the dust had settled The Guardian drew the same conclusion as us saying that it was Mr Galloway who emerged with the flesh between his teeth.

We were surprised to see our own reference to 'Norm meat' quoted on CNN's Inside Politics:

"If the intensity of the Galloway's attack today took some by surprise here, that wasn't the case with bloggers in London. They were rubbing their hands in anticipation at Galloway's appearance. "Get a ringside seat." This is the Londonist.com. "We've been looking forward to it. In the left corner, weighing in with a face full of cigar and several wins already under his belt, is `Gorgeous' George Galloway." They go on the predict a Galloway win — "we're expecting George to be picking bits of `Norm' meat from his teeth for days to come," referencing Senator Norm Coleman there".

And it now looks like there could be another round in the offing. The BBC are reporting that Galloway could face a new inquiry, this time over an appeal he set up to help a sick Iraqi girl...

UPDATE: You can watch Coleman trying to spin Galloway's moral character right here. Keep watching for Galloway's response!

Last Updated 18 May 2005

Phil

The Yankee fanboys from yesterday are a little conspicuous by their absence...

The Doctor

Did Galloway actually provide anything other than a rhetoric and a pamphlet of quotes where he's not quite as complementary of Hussein as he was in 1994?

Vic

Absent? I have hardly recovered from bouts of uproarious laughter at that thieving Al-Qaeda sympathizer Galloway and his amusing efforts to do anything but answer the questions put to him!

It was a virtuoso performance by Galloway, a tremendously deceived and deceiving scumbag.

rimone

as an amer. living in the UK, i cannot tell you how satisfying it was to watch GG yesterday (if only we had him). ;-)

Will

Hooray! Vic is back! It wouldn't be American politics without Vic's incisive analysis.

And it's lovely to watch him criticise a man's testimony when he has stood up and spoken in front of the cameras for the Senate. More than a certain US president was able to do, pleading to testify in private and in the company of his Vice President for the 911 commission! And he's too scared to take regular press conferences. Talk about deceived and deceiving - your head of state rules the roost in that department.

roger

GG was great. Makes one proud to be a Brit again.