Speaking Truth to Power
Saddam's old pal George Galloway makes a surprise appearance on Cuban TV and hugs Fidel live on stage.
Few knew that Mr Galloway was in Cuba until, in the middle of a live television discussion programme, he emerged to offer his impassioned support for Fidel Castro. The Cuban president, in his customary military fatigues, looked on approvingly as the British MP said Mr Castro was a symbol of dignity. "The Cubans are the only people in the entire world who have a leader who can say that he doesn't possess one dollar to his name," said Mr Galloway. ... The MP said he too had been slandered as a thief, when unproved claims were made that he had profited from the Iraq oil-for-food programme.
This was after the Member of Parliament from the Respect Party called it morally justifiable to murder Tony Blair in an interview with GQ.
The Respect MP George Galloway has said it would be morally justified for a suicide bomber to murder Tony Blair. In an interview with GQ magazine, the reporter asked him: "Would the assassination of, say, Tony Blair by a suicide bomber - if there were no other casualties - be justified as revenge for the war on Iraq?" Mr Galloway replied: "Yes, it would be morally justified. I am not calling for it - but if it happened it would be of a wholly different moral order to the events of 7/7. It would be entirely logical and explicable. And morally equivalent to ordering the deaths of thousands of innocent people in Iraq - as Blair did."
Galloway would know all about ethics, moral justification and similar subjects. We should listen to him. In related news, Cindy Sheehan brings her message to Australia.
Last night in Sydney was windy, rainy and cold, but an anti-war event featuring Cindy Sheehan and Dr Salam Ismael made one forget the wintry conditions outside ... Around 500 people gathered to hear two impassioned speakers discuss the monumentally disastrous Iraq invasion and occupation and offer a way forward. ... “Coalition” defeat has been achieved. The next step is finding a prosperous Iraqi future without Western interference.
It's all true, isn't it?