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Thu Mar 13, 2014, 05:13 PM

 

"I told the world that your case for the war was a PACK OF LIES."

As the anniversary of the worst military disaster since Vietnam approaches on the 19th of this month, let's lift a glass again to MP George Galloway in 2006 for showing American politicians what the TRUTH and a person with the GUTS to tell it looks like:

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Reply "I told the world that your case for the war was a PACK OF LIES." (Original post)
Damansarajaya Mar 2014 OP
malaise Mar 2014 #1
sabrina 1 Mar 2014 #47
malaise Mar 2014 #49
LiberalAndProud Mar 2014 #2
Damansarajaya Mar 2014 #3
LiberalAndProud Mar 2014 #4
bvar22 Mar 2014 #5
Martin Eden Mar 2014 #19
Enthusiast Mar 2014 #25
rhett o rick Mar 2014 #36
Martin Eden Mar 2014 #40
rhett o rick Mar 2014 #41
sabrina 1 Mar 2014 #48
hibbing Mar 2014 #50
Martin Eden Mar 2014 #55
sabrina 1 Mar 2014 #67
PoliticalPothead Mar 2014 #33
swilton Mar 2014 #45
sabrina 1 Mar 2014 #68
kairos12 Mar 2014 #6
PowerToThePeople Mar 2014 #7
northoftheborder Mar 2014 #8
loudsue Mar 2014 #9
ReRe Mar 2014 #10
TroglodyteScholar Mar 2014 #24
sibelian Mar 2014 #31
erronis Mar 2014 #46
TroglodyteScholar Mar 2014 #62
freebrew Mar 2014 #35
arcane1 Mar 2014 #52
freebrew Mar 2014 #61
TroglodyteScholar Mar 2014 #63
ReRe Mar 2014 #70
Enthusiast Mar 2014 #29
2banon Mar 2014 #11
lindysalsagal Mar 2014 #12
2banon Mar 2014 #13
NuttyFluffers Mar 2014 #58
Fumesucker Mar 2014 #14
polly7 Mar 2014 #16
delrem Mar 2014 #15
CJCRANE Mar 2014 #17
delrem Mar 2014 #18
MNBrewer Mar 2014 #39
seveneyes Mar 2014 #20
zeemike Mar 2014 #21
pacalo Mar 2014 #22
LittleGirl Mar 2014 #53
pacalo Mar 2014 #65
nationalize the fed Mar 2014 #23
raccoon Mar 2014 #26
KansDem Mar 2014 #27
malaise Mar 2014 #30
Catherina Mar 2014 #43
Laelth Mar 2014 #28
rainy Mar 2014 #32
bigbrother05 Mar 2014 #34
Demonaut Mar 2014 #37
LanternWaste Mar 2014 #60
Demonaut Mar 2014 #66
L0oniX Mar 2014 #38
bvar22 Mar 2014 #42
swilton Mar 2014 #44
cali Mar 2014 #51
KoKo Mar 2014 #59
blkmusclmachine Mar 2014 #54
Martin Eden Mar 2014 #56
KoKo Mar 2014 #57
Sunlei Mar 2014 #64
Art_from_Ark Mar 2014 #69
WinkyDink Mar 2014 #71

Response to Damansarajaya (Original post)

Thu Mar 13, 2014, 05:16 PM

1. I will never forget when he tore ReTHUGs a new one

Yes yours is my favorite Galloway video

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Response to malaise (Reply #1)

Fri Mar 14, 2014, 02:58 PM

47. And then they went about smearing him. And as always, some on our side helped with that.

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Response to sabrina 1 (Reply #47)

Fri Mar 14, 2014, 03:02 PM

49. That never fails

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Response to Damansarajaya (Original post)

Thu Mar 13, 2014, 05:27 PM

2. Sad.

Will the evolution of our species always be circular?

[font color="red"]"A voice is heard in Ramah, Lamentation and bitter weeping. Rachel is weeping for her children; She refuses to be comforted for her children, Because they are no more."[/font]

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Response to LiberalAndProud (Reply #2)

Thu Mar 13, 2014, 05:43 PM

3. +1 Sad, indeed.

 

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Response to Damansarajaya (Original post)

Thu Mar 13, 2014, 06:44 PM

4. The art of war.

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Response to Damansarajaya (Original post)

Thu Mar 13, 2014, 07:21 PM

5. Thank You.

This is an embarrassing but inspiring reminder.
We CAN, SHOULD, and NEED to do better as citizens at overseeing OUR government,
and holding our "representatives" accountable.

To be sure, there were a handful of outspoken Democrats who stood up against the invasion of Iraq
(Wellstone & Byrd come to mind immediately),
and there were 150+ Democratic Congressmen & Senators who voted NO on the "Authorization the Use Military Force in Iraq,
but I don't remember anybody who was as direct as George Galloway.
I wish I could vote for him.


It should also remain in our consciousness that the Clinton "sanctions" did indeed kill over 1/2 MILLION Iraqi Children and over 1 MILLION Iraqis.
This was acknowledged by Madeleine Albright, then Sec of State under Bill Clinton,
who said "It was worth it."


[font size=4]The Democratic Party Honor Roll[/font]
These Democrats should be remembered for their principled stand against the WAR Machine.
They voted "NO" on the Authorization to Use Military Force in Iraq.
Bush was unable to "fool" them.
They had the intelligence and integrity to see through the Republican Lies,
and were unafraid to take a STAND.


United States Senate

In the Senate, the 21 Democrats, one Republican and one Independent courageously voted their consciences in 2002 against the War in Iraq :

Daniel Akaka (D-Hawaii)
Jeff Bingaman (D-New Mexico)
Barbara Boxer (D-California)
Robert Byrd (D-West Virginia)
Kent Conrad (D-North Dakota)
Jon Corzine (D-New Jersey)
Mark Dayton (D-Minnesota)
Dick Durbin (D-Illinois)
Russ Feingold (D-Wisconsin)
Bob Graham (D-Florida)
Daniel Inouye (D-Hawaii)
Jim Jeffords (I-Vermont)
Ted Kennedy (D-Massachusetts)
Patrick Leahy (D-Vermont)
Carl Levin (D-Michigan)
Barbara Mikulski (D-Maryland)
Patty Murray (D-Washington)
Jack Reed (D-Rhode Island)
Paul Sarbanes (D-Maryland)
Debbie Stabenow (D-Michigan)
The late Paul Wellstone (D-Minnesota)
Ron Wyden (D-Oregon)

Lincoln Chaffee (R-Rhode Island)


United States House of Representatives

Six House Republicans and one independent joined 126 Democratic members of the House of Represenatives:

Neil Abercrombie (D-Hawaii)
Tom Allen (D-Maine)
Joe Baca (D-California)
Brian Baird (D-Washington DC)
John Baldacci (D-Maine, now governor of Maine)
Tammy Baldwin (D-Wisconsin)
Xavier Becerra (D-California)
Earl Blumenauer (D-Oregon)
David Bonior (D-Michigan, retired from office)
Robert Brady (D-Pennsylvania)
Corinne Brown (D-Florida)
Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio)
Lois Capps (D-California)
Michael Capuano (D-Massachusetts)
Benjamin Cardin (D-Maryland)
Julia Carson (D-Indiana)
William Clay, Jr. (D-Missouri)
Eva Clayton (D-North Carolina, retired from office)
James Clyburn (D-South Carolina)
Gary Condit (D-California, retired from office)
John Conyers, Jr. (D-Michigan)
Jerry Costello (D-Illinois)
William Coyne (D-Pennsylvania, retired from office)
Elijah Cummings (D-Maryland)
Susan Davis (D-California)
Danny Davis (D-Illinois)
Peter DeFazio (D-Oregon)
Diana DeGette (D-Colorado)
Bill Delahunt (D-Massachusetts)
Rosa DeLauro (D-Connecticut)
John Dingell (D-Michigan)
Lloyd Doggett (D-Texas)
Mike Doyle (D-Pennsylvania)
Anna Eshoo (D-California)
Lane Evans (D-Illinois)
Sam Farr (D-California)
Chaka Fattah (D-Pennsylvania)
Bob Filner (D-California)
Barney Frank (D-Massachusetts)
Charles Gonzalez (D-Texas)
Luis Gutierrez (D-Illinois)
Alice Hastings (D-Florida)
Earl Hilliard (D-Alabama, retired from office)
Maurice Hinchey (D-New York)
Ruben Hinojosa (D-Texas)
Rush Holt (D-New Jersey)
Mike Honda (D-California)
Darlene Hooley (D-Oregon)
Inslee
Jackson (Il.)
Jackson-Lee (TX)
Johnson, E.B.
Jones (OH)
Kaptur
Kildee
Kilpatrick
Kleczka
Kucinich
LaFalce
Langevin
Larsen (WA)
Larson (CT)
Lee
Levin
Lewis (GA)
Lipinski
Lofgren
Maloney (CT)
Matsui
McCarthy (MO)
McCollum
McDermott
McGovern
McKinney
Meek (FL)
Meeks (NY)
Menendez
Millender-McDonald
Miller
Mollohan
Moran (Va)
Nadler
Napolitano
Neal
Oberstar
Obey
Olver
Owens
Pallone
Pastor
Payne
Pelosi
Price (NC)
Rahall
Rangel
Reyes
Rivers
Rodriguez
Roybal-Allard
Rush
Sabo
Sanchez
Sanders
Sawyer
Schakowsky
Scott
Serrano
Slaughter
Snyder
Solis
Stark
Strickland
Stupak
Thompson (CA)
Thompson (MS)
Tierney
Towns
Udall (NM)
Udall (CO)
Velazquez
Visclosky
Waters
Watson
Watt
Woolsey
Wu


Kudos to the above DEMOCRATS,
and a DURec for George Galloway,
lest we forget.



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Response to bvar22 (Reply #5)

Thu Mar 13, 2014, 09:55 PM

19. Thank you for that list.

There is NO excuse for those who voted for the IWR.

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Response to Martin Eden (Reply #19)

Fri Mar 14, 2014, 05:32 AM

25. If I knew it was bullshit, and you knew it was bullshit, they should have known it was bullshit.

A Bush is never to be trusted at any time, under any circumstances. That is simply the established order of things.

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Response to Enthusiast (Reply #25)

Fri Mar 14, 2014, 11:07 AM

36. Of those that bowed down to King George The Dim-Son, it's terrible to think they were fooled,

 

it's worse to think that they werent.

We should never forget nor forgive those that put politics ahead of the lives of America troops and of hundreds of thousand of Iraqis.

Our democracy may never recover.

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Response to rhett o rick (Reply #36)

Fri Mar 14, 2014, 01:13 PM

40. I agree, but not everyone at DU does

I've stated many times that I refuse to support any candidate in a Democratic primary who voted for the IWR in Oct 2002 -- including Hillary Clinton, John Kerry, and Joe Biden.

They showed incredibly poor judgement, or they were complicit in this war crime. Anyone who did not know war was a certainty once Bush was given the authority was a fool, or fooling themselves.

When I state those views, some DUers dispute it or tell me to "get over" it.

Sorry, no.

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Response to Martin Eden (Reply #40)

Fri Mar 14, 2014, 02:01 PM

41. Some people live in a denial bubble. They want to pretend war crimes never happened.

 

If we dont acknowledge that we committed war crimes we can never fully recover. How can we ever claim a higher moral ground if we ignore our war crimes? Those politicians that voted to give a republican idiot the power to go to war, should be at least censured.

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Response to Martin Eden (Reply #40)

Fri Mar 14, 2014, 03:01 PM

48. I have stated that numerous times and mean it. I have been warned of the terrible

consequence of not being able to post on a blog if I have the temerity to stand by that principle.

My response to that is, the Dem Party needs to provide a candidate we can support, rather than trying to force people to vote against the other side. Those days may be over, when that was something we all did, reluctantly.

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Response to Enthusiast (Reply #25)

Fri Mar 14, 2014, 03:30 PM

50. The lie told over and over and over

It is rather pathetic that we all knew yet Congress went along. And yes, I still have a deep rage for that whole cabal of war criminals. While Condi was on the cover of Parade magazine last Sunday as a woman everyone should admire, asswipe Cheney is gone to for his commentary on the current president, and the idiot son paints dogs. I would like to see a poll take today and see how many Americans think Iraq was behind the bombings in NYC, but I am not sure if I would want to see the results of such a poll.

Peace

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Response to hibbing (Reply #50)

Fri Mar 14, 2014, 04:25 PM

55. "the idiot son paints dogs"

Does he use a special kind of paint that doesn't stick to canine fur?
(sorry, couldn't resist)

We really needed the Democratic Party to stand up to the war cabal in October 2002, and I don't think I will ever forgive those who jumped on the bandwagon instead of erecting a barricade.

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Response to hibbing (Reply #50)

Sat Mar 15, 2014, 12:46 AM

67. Condy is a War Criminal, period! No matter how they try to polish her image she will always

be imprinted in the memories of those who knew they were lying as the one who lied to the American people on the Corporate Media when she had the choice to tell them the truth.

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Response to bvar22 (Reply #5)

Fri Mar 14, 2014, 07:21 AM

33. This makes me proud to call Barbara Boxer my senator.

She's not perfect, but she's a hell of a lot better than most Democrats. Susan Davis used to be my representative until I moved, now I live in Darrell Issa's district

Hopefully we can vote him out this year.

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Response to bvar22 (Reply #5)

Fri Mar 14, 2014, 02:33 PM

45. Thank you for this list

 

we will never forget.

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Response to bvar22 (Reply #5)

Sat Mar 15, 2014, 12:52 AM

68. Thank you for that list. Galloway was RIGHT. And so were we. n/t

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Response to Damansarajaya (Original post)

Thu Mar 13, 2014, 07:28 PM

6. I remember those words well and watched this clip over the years.

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Response to Damansarajaya (Original post)

Thu Mar 13, 2014, 07:36 PM

7. Big REC

 

Welcome to DU.

Fuck the BFEE.

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Response to Damansarajaya (Original post)

Thu Mar 13, 2014, 07:38 PM

8. THANKS for posting this.

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Response to Damansarajaya (Original post)

Thu Mar 13, 2014, 08:04 PM

9. I remember this! He was awesome!

DU was cheering and swinging from the may pole, and little repuke heads were exploding everywhere.

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Response to Damansarajaya (Original post)

Thu Mar 13, 2014, 08:20 PM

10. What's wrong with a People...

... who can't tell when they're being lied to? I'm a nobody, but I could tell they were lying through their teeth. And what iced my cake was when Colin Powell got up in the UN and waved that little tube of confectioners sugar around. I knew he would live to regret his words. Thank you for this clip of George Galloway. I watched him do this and wished that we had a Democrat that could get up and mince like he did.
Welcome to DU. History tells a story.

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Response to ReRe (Reply #10)

Fri Mar 14, 2014, 03:40 AM

24. I was going to post my own thoughts

But you hit them pretty much word for word. Why was it so obvious to some of us but not others?

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Response to TroglodyteScholar (Reply #24)

Fri Mar 14, 2014, 06:30 AM

31. It's a deep flaw in the human psyche.


There's a switch that usually gets flipped roundabout your 20s when you realise that all the cuddly stories you've been told about how things are are made up by people and the cold hard ground you stand on is something different altogether and you'd better find out what it is

People who never flip the switch from "I have to believe" to "I guess I'd better find out" reach for solutions that make them happy. If there's never any negative feedback that clearly impacts their own physical comfort or circumstances, they stick with the original thinking. They don't need to behave as if the world's real.

That's where the whole "they hate our freedoms" thing came from. It was the explanation that made them feel good. It had nothing to do with the enemy. They just spurted out whatever qualities they needed the enemy to possess in order to make them feel good about themselves in contrast.

It's an extrmeely common phenomenon. "I declare that you have whatever personality flaw I need you to have in order to make my behaviour look reasonable!" It's ALL OVER this website, right now.

It's easier for some people than others. It's very easy for people who have never had to sacrifice anything or fight for anything, particularly the rich.

We rail against the self-absorption of the privileged but very often their lives have never in fact provided them with the opportunity to reconsider their mythology.

A lot of us are on this site because circumstances forced us to change our footing. If I wasn't gay I might not ever have developed the critical faculties to sniff out the bullshit that reeks so heavily to us and smells so fragrant to the self-absorbed bullshitters.

But... I'm sure you knew all that...

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Response to sibelian (Reply #31)

Fri Mar 14, 2014, 02:55 PM

46. great post.

I feel so sorry for those that don't have the ability to question and to think for themselves.

(Somewhat tempered by my frustration with their thoughtlessness.)

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Response to sibelian (Reply #31)

Fri Mar 14, 2014, 06:17 PM

62. I suppose I did know all that

But thanks for posting...it's a good read.

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Response to TroglodyteScholar (Reply #24)

Fri Mar 14, 2014, 10:23 AM

35. I wrote to Ike Skelton in 2003...

I was furious that the US was planning an invasion into a sovereign nation that had done nothing to us.

The evidence was clear that they had nothing to do with 9-11. * was heard and reported on several times offering different reasons for invading Iraq. None of them a just cause for what he did.

I got a canned response from the late congressman offering the same lame explanation coming from the BFEE.

I was on Smirking Chimp at the time, since before 9-11. It was obvious that this had been planned for a long time and led me to the idea of MIHOP. Cheney was too obvious as was Bolton, Rice and the house servant Powell.

Powell's presentation at the UN was sad and transparent. Impeachment proceedings should have started immediately.

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Response to freebrew (Reply #35)

Fri Mar 14, 2014, 03:43 PM

52. My favorite Bush excuse was the "WMD-related program activities"

 

How anyone admits to being a republican, after supporting that bullshit, is beyond me. And they had the nerve to call US traitors!

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Response to arcane1 (Reply #52)

Fri Mar 14, 2014, 05:31 PM

61. +10000

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Response to freebrew (Reply #35)

Fri Mar 14, 2014, 06:19 PM

63. I couldn't even sit when Powell was doing his thing

From minute one it was clearly without substance, and all I could do was pace back and forth, cussing at the TV because the only half-respectable member of that administration had just outright lied to Congress and the world.

Shameful, shameful.

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Response to TroglodyteScholar (Reply #63)

Sat Mar 15, 2014, 02:26 PM

70. You and me too...

... He wasn't himself. You could tell he was lying. Colin Powell is NOT a good liar. I came totally unglued at him that day. It's a wonder I didn't smash the TV.

Then, my family and I started going around and around about the invasion itself (siblings and oldest son.) But, I want you to know that they found out I was right about everything all along. And now they have allot more respect for me, and a different attitude about war in general. War is like marriage: it's real easy to get in to, but very hard to get out of. And allot of innocent people get killed in the process. I find no "glory" in a bunch of dead people, especially when it wasn't justified from the get go. There is no justification for war anymore, if we are a civilized people.

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Response to ReRe (Reply #10)

Fri Mar 14, 2014, 05:55 AM

29. You know what is worse?

Millions upon millions of our fellow citizens still believe the invasion of Iraq was a good idea and Dubya Bush saved us from being attacked with WMDs. You might have to live in rural Ohio to understand this phenomenon. Their wounded and killed sons and daughters saved our freedom from certain peril.

History tells a story but many people can't read so they watch Fox "News".

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Response to Damansarajaya (Original post)

Thu Mar 13, 2014, 08:21 PM

11. Hear, Here!

 



Just to add, that I loved hearing those words with George's Scottish brogue and more importantly, with his courageous and justified ire. Loved it. I played that one over so many times back then and over the years.

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Response to Damansarajaya (Original post)

Thu Mar 13, 2014, 08:23 PM

12. He said it, and no network news covered it.

The media was owned by the owners of the energy industry, banking, and military industrial complex.

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Response to lindysalsagal (Reply #12)

Thu Mar 13, 2014, 08:25 PM

13. and the war industry, still is today...

 

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Response to lindysalsagal (Reply #12)

Fri Mar 14, 2014, 04:31 PM

58. 1% media

that's what they are, use that name to drive it home.

1% media.

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Response to Damansarajaya (Original post)

Thu Mar 13, 2014, 08:31 PM

14. "The real sanctions busters were your own companies in connivance with your own government"

That was an epic ass chewing...



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Response to Fumesucker (Reply #14)

Thu Mar 13, 2014, 08:58 PM

16. Yes, that was quite the game.

Making money off the brutal sanctions that killed over 500,000 children. I saw him give an interview once somewhere (can't remember exactly with who, anymore), but he teared up when he was talking about it.

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Response to Damansarajaya (Original post)

Thu Mar 13, 2014, 08:56 PM

15. Who is the senator he's addressing? nt

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Response to delrem (Reply #15)

Thu Mar 13, 2014, 09:00 PM

17. IIRC it was Norm Coleman. nt

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Response to CJCRANE (Reply #17)

Thu Mar 13, 2014, 09:10 PM

18. thanks

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Response to CJCRANE (Reply #17)

Fri Mar 14, 2014, 11:48 AM

39. Who was replaced by Al Franken (thank goodness)

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Response to Damansarajaya (Original post)

Thu Mar 13, 2014, 10:15 PM

20. "Well I was there and I saw what you did, I saw it with my own two eyes"

 

"So you can wipe off that grin, I know where you've been
It's all been a pack of lies" - Phil Collins

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Response to Damansarajaya (Original post)

Thu Mar 13, 2014, 11:53 PM

21. And yet we still have no shame.

and they still play the game.

And welcome to DU...a damn fine OP for a new one.

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Response to Damansarajaya (Original post)

Fri Mar 14, 2014, 03:12 AM

22. Mr. Galloway...

I raise my glass of Arizona tea to you, dear sir.




Unfortunately, I didn't get the urge to transcribe this brilliant man's testimony until the last 1/3 of the video. His remarks in the first half of the video were so compelling, I was just at his conviction & courage; sorry I didn't get it all.

Senator, this is the mother of all smoke screens. You are trying to divert attention from the crimes that you supported -- from the theft of billions of dollars of Iraq's wealth.

Have a look at the real Oil-for-Food scandal.

Have a look at the fourteen months you were in charge of Baghdad. The first fourteen months.

When 8.8 billion dollars of Iraq's wealth went missing on your watch.

Have a look at Halliburton & the other American corporations that stole not only Iraq's money, but the money of the American taxpayer.

Have a look at the oil that you didn't even meter -- that you were shipping out of the country & selling the proceeds of which went who-knows-where.

Have a look at the 800 million dollars you gave to American military commanders to hand out around the country, without even counting it or weighing it.

Have a look at the real scandal breaking in the newspapers today, revealed in the earlier testimony in this committee -- that the biggest sanctions-busters were not me or Russian politicians or French politicians. The real sanctions-busters were your own companies with the connivance of your own government.


-- George Galloway

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Response to pacalo (Reply #22)

Fri Mar 14, 2014, 03:45 PM

53. beautiful!

love this. thanks for transcribing.

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Response to LittleGirl (Reply #53)

Fri Mar 14, 2014, 07:28 PM

65. You're most welcome, LG.

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Response to Damansarajaya (Original post)

Fri Mar 14, 2014, 03:34 AM

23. At least people talk about that "intervention" but

seldom bring up the rest

Covert United States foreign regime change actions
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Covert_U.S._regime_change_actions

1 Prior to Cold War

1.1 Russia

2 During the Cold War

2.1 Communist states 1944–89
2.2 Syria 1949
2.3 Iran 1953
2.4 Guatemala 1954
2.5 Tibet 1955–70s
2.6 Indonesia 1958
2.7 Cuba 1959
2.8 Democratic Republic of the Congo 1960–65
2.9 Iraq 1960–63
2.10 Dominican Republic 1961
2.11 South Vietnam 1963
2.12 Brazil 1964
2.13 Ghana 1966
2.14 Chile 1970–73
2.15 Argentina 1976
2.16 Afghanistan 1979–89
2.17 Turkey 1980
2.18 Poland 1980–81
2.19 Nicaragua 1981–90
2.19.1 Destablization through CIA assets
2.19.2 Arming the Contras
2.20 Cambodia 1980–95
2.21 Angola 1980s
2.22 Philippines 1986

3 Since the end of the Cold War

3.1 Iraq 1992–96
3.2 Afghanistan 2001
3.3 Venezuela 2002
3.4 Iraq 2002–03
3.5 Haiti 2004
3.6 Gaza Strip 2006–present
3.7 Somalia 2006–07
3.8 Iran 2005–present
3.9 Libya 2011
3.10 Syria 2012–present
3.11 Ukraine 2013–2014


and US citizens have the audacity to talk about Russia, without even a hint of blushing.

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Response to nationalize the fed (Reply #23)

Fri Mar 14, 2014, 05:33 AM

26. I bet most US citizens have no idea that the US orchestrated those regime changes,

or, if they do know, they think it was because of some noble, high-minded reason such
as ridding X-country of a cruel dictator.

Thanks for your post--great list.



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Response to nationalize the fed (Reply #23)

Fri Mar 14, 2014, 05:49 AM

27. If I may...

From "Bowling for Columbine" (2002)


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Response to nationalize the fed (Reply #23)

Fri Mar 14, 2014, 05:58 AM

30. That simple

but you left out Grenada (1983) and Jamaica (1974-1980)

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Response to nationalize the fed (Reply #23)

Fri Mar 14, 2014, 02:08 PM

43. +1000! And Galloway's been talking about Ukraine and Syria for weeks now n/t

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Response to Damansarajaya (Original post)

Fri Mar 14, 2014, 05:53 AM

28. k&r for the truth, however depressing it may be. n/t

-Laelth

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Response to Damansarajaya (Original post)

Fri Mar 14, 2014, 06:41 AM

32. I was a cspan junky during those times and

I fell in love with George Galloway after watching this hearing. Brilliant man!

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Response to Damansarajaya (Original post)

Fri Mar 14, 2014, 09:17 AM

34. Mr. Galloway is a hero to be sure

He obviously will risk himself for what he believes.

Here's my second favorite video of him putting himself on the line.



Edit to add: This is from UK Celebrity Big Brother (hence the screen name) and does show his personal courage, if some what odd personal choices.

And am truly a fan of his anti-war stance and work for a balanced approach in the ME

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Response to Damansarajaya (Original post)

Fri Mar 14, 2014, 11:10 AM

37. Galloway is an Asshat...he was/is right about the war though.

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Response to Demonaut (Reply #37)

Fri Mar 14, 2014, 04:35 PM

60. And the relevance of your gossip is what...?

And the relevance of your gossip is what...?

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Response to LanternWaste (Reply #60)

Sat Mar 15, 2014, 12:00 AM

66. his stance on Israel...comments he's made......do a search

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Response to Damansarajaya (Original post)

Fri Mar 14, 2014, 11:12 AM

38. Obviously this nation will do nothing about getting lied into a war ...so it will happen again.

 

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Response to L0oniX (Reply #38)

Fri Mar 14, 2014, 02:05 PM

42. They will keep doing it as long as we tolerate it,

and some will always be ready to jump on the War Wagon.
Just look around DU.

[font size=5]
If you're not FOR the WAR in[/font]

[strike]Vietnam[/strike]
[strike]Afghanistan[/strike]
[strike]Iraq[/strike]
[strike] Libya[/strike]
[strike] Syria[/strike]
[font size=5]The Ukraine



you're WITH [/font]

[strike]The Communists[/strike]
[strike]AlQaeda[/strike]
[strike]The Terrorists[/strike]
[strike]Saddam[/strike]
[strike]Qaddafi[/strike]
[strike] Assad[/strike]
[font size=5]PUTIN!!!![/font]


Terror! Terror! Terror!
Evil Dictators!
Booga...Booga
Freedom Bombs and Liberator Drones!!
USA....USA...USA

They're killing their OWN people,
don't they know that is OUR job?
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Response to Damansarajaya (Original post)

Fri Mar 14, 2014, 02:29 PM

44. thank you

 

for reminding us - a candle in the dark

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Response to Damansarajaya (Original post)

Fri Mar 14, 2014, 03:37 PM

51. thankfully there are better messengers than that disgusting piece shit

 

he's a pig.

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Response to cali (Reply #51)

Fri Mar 14, 2014, 04:33 PM

59. I know I've read some stuff. But, he told the truth and was a hero to us

at that time. So...I won't trash his message even though his private life may not be something I'd applaud. And, not worth going into for this thread...for me.

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Response to Damansarajaya (Original post)

Fri Mar 14, 2014, 04:15 PM

54. What George W. Bush called it:

 

Operation
Iraqi
Liberation


...get it?!?!

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Response to blkmusclmachine (Reply #54)

Fri Mar 14, 2014, 04:28 PM

56. I got it 11 years ago

Do you remember when dim son used the word "crusade" but had to drop it when our Arab "allies" didn't like the historical context?

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Response to Damansarajaya (Original post)

Fri Mar 14, 2014, 04:30 PM

57. I remember that...He was a big hero around DU at that time..!

Kick for the Memory!

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Response to Damansarajaya (Original post)

Fri Mar 14, 2014, 06:29 PM

64. Cheney, Bush and their entire gang should be behind bars for life.

No one ever hears that they unmetered and took oil. No one ever hears about 8 billion missing money. We heard about the pallets of CASH Bush sent over because the soldiers there couldn't help taking pictures of themselves with it. That cash went missing too.

It's no wonder every time Cheney is seen in public people heckle him with 'terrorist'.

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Response to Damansarajaya (Original post)

Sat Mar 15, 2014, 01:10 AM

69. Here's a song I wrote back then to mark the occasion

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=view_all&address=105x3280160

Harper Valley GOP

(to the tune of "Harper Valley PTA"

I want to tell you all a story 'bout an MP named George Galloway
Who was an outspoken critic of the GOPers in the USA
Well the GOPers didn't like it and they ordered him to testify
'Cause they thought he was a spineless wimp who'd just lay down and cry and die

Their note said, "Mr. Galloway, you've done some bad things with Iraq
You went and talked to Bad Saddam just before we started our attack
And we heard you got some money from some Saddam lovers a-way back when
And they gave you lots of oil despite all the sanctions 'gainst the man."

Well, it happened that the GOPers ponied up for his plane ticket to come
And they were firing up the barbecue to grill him and looking forward to the fun
And as he walked into the chamber, I still recall the words he had to speak
He said, "I'd like to address this meeting of the Harper Valley G.O.P."

" Well, there's Normie Coleman sittin' there a-passin' judgment over me
Based on some phony "evidence" concocted for this mockery
And if you want to point your finger at people who gave favors to Saddam
There's your Secretary of Defense who at one time was his biggest fan.

" Well, you claimed that there were weapons and we know that that was just a lie
And yet you started your illegal war and sent your soldiers over there to die
And if you want to preach to people 'bout the so-called "sanctity of life"
Then tell me why do Iraqis' deaths never seem to cause you any strife?"

And his eyes said, "Mr. Coleman I can see right through your little game.
Does the Gentleman from Minnesota not have a bleedin' ounce of shame?
And even for a lawyer, I can see that you have got no class
You just want to pontificate and cover up your sorry leader's ass"

Yes, Mr. Galloway's a fighter and he proved it quite decidedly
The day the MP socked it to the Harper Valley G.O.P.
The day the MP socked it to the Harper Valley G.O.P.

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Response to Damansarajaya (Original post)

Sat Mar 15, 2014, 02:38 PM

71. You mean the case FOR war was a result of a govt CONSPIRACY?! Say it isn't so!

 

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