"i salute your courage, your strength, your indefatigability"

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    "I SALUTE YOUR COURAGE, YOUR STRENGTH, YOUR INDEFATIGABILITY"
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    "LONDON — An outspoken critic of the war in Afghanistan claimed Friday that public anger over the conflict propelled him to a surprise victory in a special election for a seat in Britain's House of Commons.

    George Galloway, a leftist political maverick, won the Bradford West seat in northern England



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    He insisted that resentment at mainstream political parties over the conflict in Afghanistan, which has so far seen 407 British military personnel killed since 2001, had been decisive.

    "They have to stop supporting illegal, bloody, costly foreign wars," Galloway said. "The public don't believe that they have atoned for their role in the invasion and occupation of other people's countries and the drowning of those countries in blood."



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    Galloway, who was expelled from the country's Labour Party in 2003 for urging British soldiers not to fight in Iraq, represents the anti-war Respect party, and he will be the organization's only House of Commons legislator.

    The lawmaker is known in Britain for his strident opposition to the U.S.-led invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq ***



    In 2010, Galloway was denied entry to Canada on national security grounds over his links to Palestinian group Hamas, which Ottawa considers a terrorist organization. The lawmaker was previously awarded an honorary Palestinian passport by Gaza's Hamas prime minister, Ismail Haniyeh, after joining aid convoys to the Gaza Strip.



    Galloway also has courted controversy over his links to former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein and was suspended from the House of Commons for 18 days in 2007 after he was accused of concealing his financial dealings with Hussein's government. An investigation found that a charity Galloway set up had been partly funded by the Iraqi dictator.



    Two years earlier, Galloway had angrily denounced U.S. senators while testifying before a Washington committee that accused his political organization of receiving hundreds of thousands of dollars in U.N. oil-for-food allocations from Saddam.



    During a notorious visit to Iraq in 1994, Galloway was filmed telling Hussein, "Sir, I salute your courage, your strength, your indefatigability."



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    http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/feedarticle/10171176
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    Galloway's district includes a substantial number of Muslims
    and Galloway is something of a showman,
    but
    Galloway's famous or notorious stand favoring Saddam,
    and---
    depending, of course, upon your points of view---if any you have---
    his harsh condemnation of British and US led invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq,
    seem to have played the major role in securing his re-election.



    A few days ago I accidentally caught an interview of Galloway and was impressed by his candor and earnest and straight-forward remarks
    and so I sought out the above article thinking that others might be interested in Galloway as a person
    and---granted that one swallow does not make a spring---
    his re-election to be a possible harbinger of change upon the part of the British people.


    Whatever your opinion of him, I say to Galloway: "Sir, I salute your courage, your strength, your indefatigability."
     
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    George Galloway was busy suckling off of Iraq's "Oil For Food" program, deriving beaucoup dinero from it in a "I'll wash your hands if you'll wash mine" manner. If Saddam had told him to bend over and get yourself prepared to be a suicide bomber George would have willingly done that too. Money makes all kinds of strange bedfellows. He obviously hasn't shed his stripes, and they don't call London, 'Londonistan' for nothing.
    We may have to make amphibious landings on the English Coastline first this time before we can get around to saving the rest of Europe, as we did in WWII, from the new Dark Ages they are currently giving all appearances that they're ready and willing to sink into.
     
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    There's something mysteriously undefinable in the British People's genetic code that, while it somehow allows the British People to occassionally produce a Winston Churchill or an Admiral Nelson out of their midst, it also allows for the production of extensive numbers of George Galloways, WWII Lord "Haw-Haw's" whom the Brits graciously hung after the war ended, and it even extends its tentacles into the ranks of the Royal Family, the present Queen's uncle, Edward, I believe, who abdicated the throne to marry the American Divorcee, Wallace Simpson, spent the war in Paris rooting for Hitler and the Nazis.
     
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    What the heck? He was elected months ago. We're talking March. Did I hit a time warp?
     
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    Galloway was in deep with the Food for Oil program. He's a brute, a bully, a bastard and a supporter of terrorism and how anyone can admire this man is beyond belief.

    Well unless one is with HAMAS.
     

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