Tuesday, May 17, 2005
Think what you will about the firebrand British MP, you cannot accuse him of being a weak timorous speaker. His ire was raised by being publicly charged (traduced)in US Senate documents about illegal oil dealings; without being asked a single comment or given the opportunity to make any defence before these documents were published in the public domain.
Not surprisingly, He flew over to Washington in combative mood and thundered his impassioned oratory/speech at the hapless Senator Norm Coleman and powerfully rebutted all their accusations, batted away their questions and managed to include a public lecture of disgraceful behaviour over the Iraq war at the same time.
Like British politicians, many Senators are lawyers first, and politicians second. How can they subvert the normal mechanisms of due legal process, for cheap short-term political gain.
You can read the BBC news report here....
Or for American readers, you can read Herald Tribune report here...
Never mind the merits of this particular case against George Galloway, the disturbing thing to me is how powerful Committees, whether in UK, USA or whereaver; are able to blame or incriminate peope by name, without first giving them the right to defend or reject claims made about them.
More and more, this political "spinning" which became endemic in Britain's last Labour Govt, under Tony Blair, seeks to subvert truth and justice in the name of politics.
Oh, I remember now; being in politics is a "career". Dog eat dog. Justice, Law, Truth, et al, was their previous lives.
Links to this post: