[Marxism] Galloway before Congress

Paul H. Dillon illonph at pacbell.net
Wed May 18 13:12:25 MDT 2005

Yes, I know, it is very sad. And this the same Senate that will put out one 
of the small candles of minority rights in the US government some time next 

Alas Babylon!

Paul Dillon

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Intense Red" <intnsred at socialismonline.us>
To: "Activists and scholars in Marxist tradition" 
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Sent: Wednesday, May 18, 2005 7:23 AM
Subject: Re: [Marxism] Galloway before Congress

> > It was truly impressive to watch Galloway's testimony and to see the
> > expression of the Senator's faces when he dressed them down like little
> > kids whose mother had caught them red-handed shaving a cat!
>   Agreed.  But what is sad is that 99% of the American public will have no
> clue as to how much Galloway embarrassed the committee. :-(  The way this 
> is
> being reported in the vast majority of the US corporate press is not
> representative as to what happened.
>   The one clip I've seen over and over again is where one Senator berates
> Galloway for not answering a hypothetical question about how he would feel 
> if
> he had taken money from Hussein.  It works to portray Galloway as dodging
> questions, which is not the reality when I saw the full hearing. 
> Galloway's
> classic, hard-hitting lines are basically absent from the news reports 
> I've
> seen.
>   Even more revolting is to see the clip of the Republican head of the
> committee talking to reporters afterwards, describing how he still has
> concerns about Galloway.
>   WTF?!  Gimme a break, Galloway eviscerated the documents and "evidence"
> which the Senate used to smear him, cited everything from a British court
> case to newspapers admitting they used forgeries, and the Senators had no
> other evidence -- yet the head of the committee has the gall to say he 
> still
> has concerns.  Yes, truth is on its knees in American politics...
> Venceremos!
> -- 
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