British MP George Galloway, under the glaring lens of the Senate investigation of the UN Oil-For-Food “scandal,” manages to pummel the shit out of Rummy during his statement to the committee, which you can read in its full beautiful, wrathful glory here.
“Now I want to deal with the pages that relate to me in this dossier and I want to point out areas where there are – let’s be charitable and say errors. Then I want to put this in the context where I believe it ought to be. On the very first page of your document about me you assert that I have had ‘many meetings’ with Saddam Hussein. This is false.
“I have had two meetings with Saddam Hussein, once in 1994 and once in August of 2002. By no stretch of the English language can that be described as “many meetings” with Saddam Hussein.
“As a matter of fact, I have met Saddam Hussein exactly the same number of times as Donald Rumsfeld met him. The difference is Donald Rumsfeld met him to sell him guns and to give him maps the better to target those guns. I met him to try and bring about an end to sanctions, suffering and war, and on the second of the two occasions, I met him to try and persuade him to let Dr Hans Blix and the United Nations weapons inspectors back into the country – a rather better use of two meetings with Saddam Hussein than your own Secretary of State for Defence made of his.”
I’m seeing Revenge Of The Sith today during an extra special extended long, early lunch, so expect some kind of review to go up over here. For those of you who want to catch up on my reviews of the previous movies, wherein I spaff a bit much over A New Hope and Empire Strikes Back, you can check them out in the Nerds And Trekkies section of the site.