[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 
week.

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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> millions of people around the world think the US gov't was complicit
> in the attacks of Sep. 11th?  Get a free DVD video examining 9/11 at
> <http://reopen911.org/freedvd.php> and find out why!
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