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(Live Thread) British Parliament member George Galloway to face oil-for-food accusers (Live Thread)
CNN.com ^ | 5/17/05 | Phil Hirschkorn

Posted on 05/17/2005 4:37:17 AM PDT by Libloather

British Parliament member to face oil-for-food accusers
From Phil Hirschkorn
CNN
Tuesday, May 17, 2005 Posted: 0746 GMT (1546 HKT)


Galloway speaks to the media after arriving Monday at Dulles International Airport outside Washington.

(CNN) -- British Parliament member George Galloway will face his accusers when he testifies Tuesday before a U.S. Senate panel probing the U.N. oil-for-food program in Iraq.

Galloway is due to appear before the U.S. Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, which stated in a report last week that deposed Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein granted him vouchers for 20 million barrels of oil between 2000 and 2003.

**SNIP**

Galloway is scheduled to appear late Tuesday morning in Washington as the final witness in a hearing that begins at 9:30 a.m. ET.

**SNIP**

Galloway, 51, who met with Saddam several times in the 1990s, has been a leading critic of British Prime Minister Tony Blair and his alliance with U.S. President George Bush in the war with Iraq. He was re-elected on an anti-war platform earlier this month.

**SNIP**

A new report from Democrats on the Senate subcommittee concludes the United States ended up with a majority of the oil lifted from Iraq after vendors paid illicit surcharges of 10 cents to 30 cents a barrel to Saddam.

**SNIP**

The Democratic report found Bayoil shipped a lot of oil allocated to a company called Italtech run by Augusto Giangrandi, a sometime Florida resident with dual Chilean-Italian citizenship.

(Excerpt) Read more at edition.cnn.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
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This guy isn't a U.S. citizen so he can lie up a storm before the Senate. Video replays of Galloway getting off the plane showed that his mouth never really stops running.
1 posted on 05/17/2005 4:37:19 AM PDT by Libloather
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To: Liz; Howlin; ALOHA RONNIE; RonDog; Mudboy Slim; MurryMom

Oil-for-food bump...


2 posted on 05/17/2005 4:38:05 AM PDT by Libloather (If it wernt for spellcheck, I'd have no check at all. Gloom, despair, and agony on me...)
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To: Libloather
The committee hearing will give him a platform for bashing the USA and President Bush. It will be a test as to whether Norm Colman can maintain control and extract useful information. I'm sure that the demorates will use every opportunity during Galloway's "testimony" to Bush bash!
3 posted on 05/17/2005 4:43:45 AM PDT by RAY (They that do right are all heroes!)
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To: Libloather; Howlin; OXENinFLA; Mo1
The hearings will be webcast here.

www.hsgac.senate.gov

Look for Hearings ALL HEARINGS

Scroll down and look for the May 17th hearing....click on it.

Pass this info on to other freepers.

4 posted on 05/17/2005 4:44:49 AM PDT by Dog
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To: Libloather
Looks like G.Mason is wrong once again. I did say this POS was not going to appear.

Tuesday is popcorn day at the Mason household. ;)

5 posted on 05/17/2005 4:45:40 AM PDT by G.Mason ( Save the Republic from the shallow, demagogic sectarians.)
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To: Libloather

We need to import socialist liars? We don't have enough of our own?


6 posted on 05/17/2005 4:46:40 AM PDT by samtheman
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To: Dog; Howlin

Is this going to be the Live thread?


7 posted on 05/17/2005 4:49:53 AM PDT by OXENinFLA ("And that [Atomic] bomb is a filibuster" ~~~ Sen. Lieberman 1-4-95)
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To: OXENinFLA
Is this going to be the Live thread?

Sure!

8 posted on 05/17/2005 4:50:52 AM PDT by Libloather (If it wernt for spellcheck, I'd have no check at all. Gloom, despair, and agony on me...)
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To: Libloather; OXENinFLA; Dog

This looks like a good one to start it on!


9 posted on 05/17/2005 4:53:54 AM PDT by Howlin (North Carolina, where beer kegs are registered and illegal aliens run free.)
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To: 1stMarylandRegiment; 1Mike; 3catsanadog; ~Vor~; ~Kim4VRWC's~; A CA Guy; A Citizen Reporter; ...

Live Thread!!!!


10 posted on 05/17/2005 4:54:56 AM PDT by Howlin (North Carolina, where beer kegs are registered and illegal aliens run free.)
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To: Libloather

Lib, since it's your thread, will you ask the Mods to make this the LIVE THREAD for us!


11 posted on 05/17/2005 4:55:29 AM PDT by Howlin (North Carolina, where beer kegs are registered and illegal aliens run free.)
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To: Howlin; Mo1; Peach; BeforeISleep; kimmie7; 4integrity; BigSkyFreeper; RandallFlagg; ...

LIVE Thread..........starts @ 9:30 (ext)


12 posted on 05/17/2005 4:57:18 AM PDT by OXENinFLA ("And that [Atomic] bomb is a filibuster" ~~~ Sen. Lieberman 1-4-95)
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To: Dog

Is C-Span going to cover it, if you know?


13 posted on 05/17/2005 4:58:11 AM PDT by Bahbah (Something wicked this way comes)
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To: Howlin
I have to go pick up my granddaughter. I will be back in about 2 hours, and then can watch and participate.

Keep track of any good stuff that happens before I get back.

Oh, one more thing:

GO, NORM!!!

14 posted on 05/17/2005 4:58:19 AM PDT by Miss Marple
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To: Howlin


Live thread! This is the middle of the night and I don't know what the hell I'm doing up!


15 posted on 05/17/2005 4:59:28 AM PDT by onyx (Pope John Paul II - May 18, 1920 - April 2, 2005 = SANTO SUBITO!)
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To: Libloather
*bump*
Image hosted by Photobucket.com


16 posted on 05/17/2005 5:00:44 AM PDT by tiredoflaundry ("Harry Reid in stripes, I kinda like that image." -Tagline courtesy of DFU. Thanks!)
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To: Howlin

Tony Snow is also going to have him on his show (today?)


17 posted on 05/17/2005 5:02:09 AM PDT by Carolinamom (Dem & RINO senators have "eaten on the insane root that takes the reason prisoner."---.Macbeth)
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To: Libloather

No doubt Senator Levin will be asking him some softball questions and suggesting it's all Bush's fault somehow.


18 posted on 05/17/2005 5:02:22 AM PDT by OldFriend (MAJOR TAMMY DUCKWORTH.....INSPIRATIONAL)
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To: Carolinamom

Coleman or Galloway?


19 posted on 05/17/2005 5:02:47 AM PDT by Howlin (North Carolina, where beer kegs are registered and illegal aliens run free.)
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To: Howlin

Galloway


20 posted on 05/17/2005 5:03:20 AM PDT by Carolinamom (Dem & RINO senators have "eaten on the insane root that takes the reason prisoner."---.Macbeth)
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To: Howlin

Georgie is coming to lie..terrific!


21 posted on 05/17/2005 5:03:57 AM PDT by MEG33 (GOD BLESS OUR ARMED FORCES)
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To: Howlin
Thanks for the ping. Check out this quote from another news story.

"It's Mr. Coleman who's been all over the news and he's a lick-spittle, crazed neocon who is engaged in a witch hunt against all those he perceives to have betrayed the United States in their plan to invade and occupy Iraq," Galloway told Associated Press Television News.

I triple dare Mr. Galloway to use this kind of invective to Sen. Coleman's face.

22 posted on 05/17/2005 5:04:24 AM PDT by Trust but Verify (Pull up a chair and watch history being made.)
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To: Trust but Verify; dubyaismypresident; onyx; Mo1

Good lord! This could REALLY be a great day for laughs.

I love Norm Coleman!


23 posted on 05/17/2005 5:08:33 AM PDT by Howlin (North Carolina, where beer kegs are registered and illegal aliens run free.)
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To: samtheman

good one , ... yeah , we're awash with bolshevik liars spouting the latest "snappy byte"


24 posted on 05/17/2005 5:08:56 AM PDT by Dad yer funny
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To: MEG33

I plan on doing a lot of "cleaning" right around this bonus room with the TV and computer. I am NOT missing this one!


25 posted on 05/17/2005 5:09:09 AM PDT by Howlin (North Carolina, where beer kegs are registered and illegal aliens run free.)
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To: Howlin

I guess no one clued Galloway on how our Senate Hearings work huh??

This might be like a Jerry Springer Version of Mr. Smith goes to Washington


26 posted on 05/17/2005 5:11:27 AM PDT by Mo1 (Hey GOP ---- Not one Dime till Republicans grow a Spine !!)
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To: Howlin

We had a lot of Galloway threads before and during the war's beginnings...It will be a show.


27 posted on 05/17/2005 5:12:16 AM PDT by MEG33 (GOD BLESS OUR ARMED FORCES)
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To: Howlin

You are going to have the cleanest bonus room anywhere. And I must say you are a very talented multi-tasker. Vacuuming, dusting, watching TV, and FReeping all at once!


28 posted on 05/17/2005 5:12:33 AM PDT by Trust but Verify (Pull up a chair and watch history being made.)
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To: Howlin; All
He's quite a piece of ( ahem! ) "work"--

-MP George Galloway- voice cries "peace," hand in Saddam's till...--

29 posted on 05/17/2005 5:12:58 AM PDT by backhoe (The 1990's? The Decade of Fraud(s)...)
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To: Mo1

I'm clearing the decks here. My car will just have to wait yet another day to be inspected!


30 posted on 05/17/2005 5:13:07 AM PDT by Howlin (North Carolina, where beer kegs are registered and illegal aliens run free.)
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To: onyx

[in a quiet voice] haapppy buurrp day 2 U , ,...how were those King Crab legs I had flown in??


31 posted on 05/17/2005 5:13:53 AM PDT by Dad yer funny
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To: All
Is this the the guy who supposedly is to take over the Labor Party in England because all of Tony Blairs party members are upset at him due to backing our President?
32 posted on 05/17/2005 5:15:49 AM PDT by april15Bendovr
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To: Howlin; Libloather

Done.


33 posted on 05/17/2005 5:16:28 AM PDT by Admin Moderator
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To: Dad yer funny

Oh, YOU sent me the Alaskan King crab legs? Absolutely delicious, and with plenty of drawn butter too. Thank you dear. *wink*


34 posted on 05/17/2005 5:17:06 AM PDT by onyx (Pope John Paul II - May 18, 1920 - April 2, 2005 = SANTO SUBITO!)
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To: Howlin
I learned of a lovely thing around my way about Applebees

They have carside service ..

Woohoo .. Dinner will be ready tonight!!


35 posted on 05/17/2005 5:20:49 AM PDT by Mo1 (Hey GOP ---- Not one Dime till Republicans grow a Spine !!)
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To: Dog; Howlin; OXENinFLA

Dang. He really did show up..


36 posted on 05/17/2005 5:22:54 AM PDT by prairiebreeze (Hillary's Chappaquiddick. Check it out at: www.Hillcap.org)
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To: Carolinamom; Howlin

I believe that Galloway is on Tony Snow Show tomorrow. IIRC.


37 posted on 05/17/2005 5:24:20 AM PDT by prairiebreeze (Hillary's Chappaquiddick. Check it out at: www.Hillcap.org)
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To: Admin Moderator

Thanks! Must See TV today!


38 posted on 05/17/2005 5:26:04 AM PDT by Howlin (North Carolina, where beer kegs are registered and illegal aliens run free.)
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To: onyx; Howlin; prairiebreeze; OXENinFLA; Dog

so , right now CSPAN Wendy Long of the Judicial Confirmation Network[our side?] just repeated "minority rights" when refering to Senate RATS , I wish there was a different way to state that , the bolsheviks shout that phrase to rouse the rabble ,...oops they're done


39 posted on 05/17/2005 5:34:10 AM PDT by Dad yer funny
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To: All

How does this hearing work? Is it a question and answer session driven by the panel or will Galloway get to speechify? You will regret it if the latter, he has a motormouth.


40 posted on 05/17/2005 5:34:34 AM PDT by alnitak ("That kid's about as sharp as a pound of wet liver" - Foghorn Leghorn)
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To: prairiebreeze

Where are we going to watch this? I don't see it on the C-SPAN schedule.


41 posted on 05/17/2005 5:45:06 AM PDT by Howlin (North Carolina, where beer kegs are registered and illegal aliens run free.)
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To: Howlin
I plan on doing a lot of "cleaning" right around this bonus room with the TV and computer. I am NOT missing this one!

A lot of us will have very clean computer rooms today!

;-)

42 posted on 05/17/2005 5:45:34 AM PDT by tiredoflaundry ("Harry Reid in stripes, I kinda like that image." -Tagline courtesy of DFU. Thanks!)
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To: Libloather; MadIvan
So who preps Galloway for this session? It can't just be on a lark.
43 posted on 05/17/2005 5:46:54 AM PDT by .cnI redruM (M. Moore + MoveOn.org = MooreOn.Org)
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To: tiredoflaundry

If only there was somewhere online to get my car inspected, I could really get some stuff done today!


44 posted on 05/17/2005 5:47:04 AM PDT by Howlin (North Carolina, where beer kegs are registered and illegal aliens run free.)
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To: Howlin

lol!


45 posted on 05/17/2005 5:47:42 AM PDT by tiredoflaundry ("Harry Reid in stripes, I kinda like that image." -Tagline courtesy of DFU. Thanks!)
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To: All

Watching CSPAN call in , ... FULL LIAR MODE is dialed up again ,... caller saying he's a moderate , "BLAblahblabla , but Clinton had that one little problem,that had nothing to do with...."


46 posted on 05/17/2005 5:50:54 AM PDT by Dad yer funny
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To: Trust but Verify

Dont underestimate Galloway - He may be an asshole but hes an intelligent one and he wont be intimidated


47 posted on 05/17/2005 5:52:35 AM PDT by weegie
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To: All

the music for the Tony Snow Show just came on


48 posted on 05/17/2005 5:53:37 AM PDT by Dad yer funny
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To: weegie
" ... He may be an asshole but hes an intelligent one and he wont be intimidated"


I've seen prisoners spit at firing squads too.

49 posted on 05/17/2005 5:56:47 AM PDT by G.Mason ( Save the Republic from the shallow, demagogic sectarians.)
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To: weegie

yup , ... and there is that odd circumstance where extra-intelligence is ascribed to the accent and diction ,... there'll be some good bytes from this one


50 posted on 05/17/2005 5:57:20 AM PDT by Dad yer funny
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