Galloway gets worse

May 27th, 2006 at 2:55 pm by David Farrar

Everytime I think UK MP George Galloway can’t get any worse, and he does.

He has said the assassination of Tony Blair would be morally justified.

Hat Tip: Andrew Dodge

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11 Responses to “Galloway gets worse”

  1. Juha () says:

    First post!

    Errm, I wonder how many of your libradorian friends will agree with Galloway?

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  2. John Cawston () says:

    I expect that now the gaff has been blown on him, he thinks he’s got nothing to lose.

    JC

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  3. Graeme Edgeler () says:

    I don’t really know that this is worse than other things he’s said/done.

    I disagree with him intensely but can actually understand where someone who thinks this is coming from. He thinks the murder of innocents in unjustified (e.g. the London Bombings), but the assassination of war criminals (of which he believes Blair to be one) is justifiable.

    The suggestion that Blair is a war criminal is not wholly without legal merit, as indeed was the suggestion that Saddam was one (stronger in Saddam’s case for sure) – the belief that Saddam was a war criminal (and that the people of Iraq qould be better off with him dead) led to the “decapitation attack” (assassination attempt with a real risk of killing innocents) at the beginning of GW2.

    Is he wrong. Sure. But this isn’t anyway near as out there as some of the other things he’s done.

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  4. JamesP () says:

    That man has a pretty funny definition of respect if you ask me.

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  5. Pauline () says:

    I dont agree with murder – but Gallaway comments is in a way totaly understandable – for such action to be taken by any relative or loved one of the many Iraqis that have been killed (or lets be correct murdered) or lives destroyed etc. by the US/British invasion –

    Who can blame them if their justifiable anger was intense enough to want to assisinate Blair or Bush – sadly these despot leaders keep themselves far removed from the evil handy work they are responsible for -so they become sanitised from the pain and hurt they cause.

    As the Kiwi Doctor who nobly refused to go back to Iraq correctly said the US/ British action in Iraq is no different to Hilter and Nazi Germany –

    What really annoys me though which is really is just as bad as the reponsibilty of an illegal invasion is the action of mainstream American media ( I understand BBC is more up front ) in their total failure to present an open debate on the Iraq and Afganistan invasion either before after and even now of both occupations -instead they continue to print only a sanitised version of the situation in Iraq and Afganistan which Bush Govt wants to make them look good and as though their action was justifiable

    For example the media tell us how many US and British have been killed ( although I am hearing -a lot of the US British deaths are from commiting suicide ) since the Invasion began -But the mainstream media never tells us how many Iraqis have died –

    I have seen estimates as big as quarter of a million Iraqis are been suggested killed – God knows how many Iraqis lives are destroyed or serioulsy maimed and those Despots called Sudam evil !!

    What is more evil than US deliberatly firing Napam into the residents of Falluja -didnt we learn of the living hell this firepower causes people in Vietnam -why is Napam not a banned weapon of choice.

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  6. David Farrar () says:

    Oh dear the Bush/Blair = Hitler comparison. I give up even trying to hold rational discussions with people once their disease has got that bad.

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  7. Paulinem () says:

    Maybe David its you have the disease -as you refuse to see the harm that was done and continues to be done to the people of Iraq and Afganistan and if Bush gets his way Iran.

    I challenge you if it was your mother or father or …… was killed raped tortured etc……. by your friends Bush and Blair military would you be such a blinded supporter of these two.

    Thats the difference between you and me I see the results of this action as been done by REAL people to REAL living feeling people who really HURT.

    You I suspect cover and sanatize yourself away from this reality by brainwashing yourself with buzz words like unfortuneate colateral damage.

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  8. David Farrar () says:

    Thank you PaulineM for proving my point again.

    I take it you also condemn the Allies in WWII for all the Germans they killed.

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  9. ross () says:

    So I’m assuming you were equally outraged when Israel said it might, if it felt like it, assassinate Yasser Aarafat? Good to see you keeping up your double standards, David.

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  10. jamesdean () says:

    Personally can’t see what the fuss is about. Simply a matter of stating the obvious and I’m sure there are thousands of Iraqis who would concur with Galloway on this one. To bring up the furphy of Hitler and Germany as if people are completely beyond the pale and incapable of rational discussion only highlights your own pomposity and blinkered viewpoint.

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  11. John Cawston () says:

    The problem with blaming Blair/Bush for invading Iraq is that you accept that Saddam and his gangs could go on killing people by murder, war or neglect… well over a million as at 2003.

    That, in fact, is the recipe used by all Western nations over the last hundred years, with some notable exceptions.
    So long as the tyrants provide “stability”, we’ve put up with them and used them to our own advantage.

    It’s been a pretty successful and cost free policy for us, but we should break the mold and try to rid the people of the murderers every so often.

    Dont you think?

    JC

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