Hitchens on George Galloway’s constituency

posted at 4:52 pm on May 30, 2006 by Allahpundit

He doesn’t mean the voters of Bethnal Green.

So, here is what it comes down to. George Galloway says that the murder of an elected prime minister would be “morally justifiable.” He is not brave enough to call for it, but he does preapprove it. He finds room for criticism of the murder only because it might occasion a backlash. And he then tries to hide behind the skirts of a woman who he has just told us ought in all justice to be a widow!…

In both Britain and America, this fawning and cowardly and sinister jerk is considered a hero of the “anti-war” movement. He is, in fact, an excuse-maker for totalitarianism and an apologist for nihilistic religious violence. How long before the democratic left starts to refuse him a platform and make him stand on his own? Some of us will be watching.

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Preach the word!

Defector01 on May 30, 2006 at 5:04 PM

you tell ’em Hitch!

ars_longa on May 30, 2006 at 5:09 PM

See, that’s why I don’t like Cafe Press. Spreadshirt.com is less liberal.

Would Galloway’s comment be “seditious”? I mean, if we actually still had such a word….

NTWR on May 30, 2006 at 5:24 PM

It’s amazing how much the left can say and not be charged with a hate crime. Just say that you oppose abortion or homosexuality and you will be hauled before a judge and will be sentenced to Room 101; however, just let some leftists spew their hateful brain-sewage and it is labeled “dissent,” “free speech,” and “dialogue.”

Within the chest of every leftist beats the heart of a bloodthirsty despot, just waiting for power.

Paul Atreides on May 30, 2006 at 5:25 PM

Reminds me of David Horowitz’s book Unholy Alliance, in which he documents the very real “alliance” between extreme left wingers with totalitarians and terrorists around the world. Probably the real reason George Galloway is so upset with the war in Iraq is that we overthrew a virulently anti-American regime and replaced it with a relatively pro-American democracy. One less enemy for America is one less ally for left-wingers.

januarius on May 30, 2006 at 5:48 PM

While there are a whole bunch of liberals over at Cafepress, there ARE some hardcore conservatives…. Like me, for example

I’ll have to look into the other one though. Thanks for the lead.

To get back on topic though: George Galloway is and always has been an enemy of civilization, honor and rational thought.

I really don’t understand why he hasn’t been convicted of his treasonous activities and speech.

LegendHasIt on May 30, 2006 at 5:49 PM

Another proof that the only mean comes to liberals’ mind when they want to deal with a political opponent is to….WHACK HIM!

Scary, isn’t it?

Remember what had happened in last presidential election? They shot at GOP election offices, they rammed car through innocent pedestrians, and they slashed tires of the vans used to transport needed citizens to vote.

Communists did all those too.


easy87us on May 30, 2006 at 6:06 PM

Remember what had happened in last presidential election? They shot at GOP election offices, they rammed car through innocent pedestrians, and they slashed tires of the vans used to transport needed citizens to vote.


As I recall, Kerry voters wound up in psychiatric therapy after the election. Too little too late, in my opinion.

Paul Atreides on May 30, 2006 at 7:48 PM

Hitchens is teh R0XX0RS.

venmax on May 30, 2006 at 9:01 PM

As much as I hate to give a jerk like Galloway credit for any intelligence whatsoever, I have spontaneously, and completely against my will, concieved this little micro-conspiracy theory of sorts:

Galloway has been strongly implicated in the Oil For Food scandal. He knows that the truth will emerge and that he will go down in flames because of it. Deciding that the best defense is a good offense, he redoubles his efforts to be as publicly obnoxious as possible, to become the most vocal critic of Western power in general (US and Britain in particular), and to ingratiate himself to those who also oppose Bush, Blair, et al. Having achieved this notoriety, when the authorities come for him because of O4F, he can make the claim (which will be unconditionally accepted by his crack-pot friends and followers) that he is actually being persecuted for his speech, that the Powers That Be are really trying to silence his dissent and are using trumped-up O4F charges as a convenient excuse.

So, is Galloway that smart? Nothing that comes out of his mouth would indicate so, but…

Ok, I need an intervention from Penn and Teller. This must be a cry for help.

inmanjh on May 30, 2006 at 9:35 PM

hehe inmanijh, I think you might be on to something…
But isn’t the O4F scandle being investigated by the UN, and not America?

Wyrd on May 30, 2006 at 10:07 PM

Galloway expresses veiws that most of us here find completely contrary to our interests and that are not in touch with reality. Galloway gives new meaning to the term “Moonbat” and deepens our understanding of those on the left.

The likes of Galloway confirm that the most detremental influences to the interests of countries like the US are not foreign powers but our “own” left. WWII shows an example of unity behind a common cause that is possible only when sedition is recognized and punished, and treason is taken seriously.

Michelle is correct to focus on the actions of the far left – they are the real detrement to the nation and responsible for decreased support for common causes that are in the best intersts of the nation.

omegaram on May 30, 2006 at 10:32 PM

The reason why Galloway is still a free man must be that he has a following within the UK Labour Party. Moreover, after he threatened Blair, there is probably case law in the UK which would justify his immediate incarceration.


chsw on May 30, 2006 at 10:50 PM

Galloway was subpoenaed by the US Senate because captured Saddam documents pertaining to O4F indicated that Galloway had received lucrative oil allocations in return for his “support.” He appeared before the Senate panel and used the opportunity to rant in his own particular style, heaping blame and responsibility on everyone but, of course, himself.

inmanjh on May 30, 2006 at 11:09 PM

Every time I hear or read a quote from Galloway, I fondly recall the following saying,

“It is better to be thought a fool, than to speak up and remove all doubt.”

Wil on May 31, 2006 at 7:11 AM

way to go Hitch…tell us how you really feel?

robo on May 31, 2006 at 10:59 AM


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