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Page 72 of the independent inquiry committee’s oil-for-food report:

Ministry of Oil records show that from Phases VIII through XIII a total of 18 million barrels of oil were allocated to Mr Galloway, either directly or indirectly through Mr. Zureikat, and nearly two-thirds of the oil was lifted. According to Iraqi officials, oil allocations were granted to fund Mr. Galloway’s anti-sanctions activities. Iraqi officials identified Mr. Zureikat as acting on Mr. Galloway’s behalf to conduct the oil transactions in Baghdad.

More on the left’s favourite oil tycoon here and here; speedy overview of the report here.

(Via Hellbilly)

Posted by Tim B. on 10/27/2005 at 10:10 PM
    1. These are nothing more than unsubstantiated allegations.  George Galloway is a very reputable member of Parliament who purchased three rather large houses by miserly saving his salary received as a MP.  If necessary he can provide a favorite aunt in Crete who thoughtfully left him a large inheritance but has unfortunately fell down an elevator shaft.  Those elevators in Crete are evidently dangerous as hell to old favorite aunts.

      Posted by wronwright on 2005 10 27 at 11:23 PM • permalink


    1. The honourable member for Bethnal Green is cooked.

      Christopher Hitchens:
      Let’s see him bluster his way out of this.

      Posted by Inurbanus on 2005 10 27 at 11:25 PM • permalink


    1. Unfortunately with the passing of the Crime and Disorder Act 1998 (UK) the death penalty was abolished for crime of treason … bugger.

      Posted by lingus4 on 2005 10 27 at 11:33 PM • permalink


    1. I always figured him for an oily bastard.

      Posted by The_Real_JeffS on 2005 10 27 at 11:44 PM • permalink



      Posted by Jim Treacher on 2005 10 27 at 11:48 PM • permalink


    1. Let’s see him bluster his way out of this.

      Oh, he will. People that shameless always do. He’ll go on the offensive like Guderian through France.

      Posted by Dave S. on 2005 10 27 at 11:59 PM • permalink


    1. Let’s give John Kerry some credit here. Looking at the individuals and nations named in the probe, it looks like he was 100% right – the Iraq war involved a coalition of the bribed.

      Posted by Dave S. on 2005 10 28 at 12:00 AM • permalink


    1. As Hitchens suggests, Galloway will have to confide his bluster to his prison diaries.

      Posted by Inurbanus on 2005 10 28 at 12:11 AM • permalink


    1. Didn’t Galloway challenge the Senate to indict him?

      I say we call his bluff.

      Posted by JamesP on 2005 10 28 at 12:24 AM • permalink


    1. I’ll believe it when I see it…

      The “Oil for Food” issue hardly rates a mention in the media in comparison to far more heinous ‘crimes’ such as forcing prisoners to wear undies on their heads.

      He may yet get away with hit. I hope he doesn’t, and takes Ken Livingstone down with him as well…

      Posted by Dan Lewis on 2005 10 28 at 12:24 AM • permalink



      AND the Australian Wheat Board???

      Posted by ChrisPer on 2005 10 28 at 12:36 AM • permalink


    1. I wonder if Galloway will bolt for freedom before someone arrests him. Iran, maybe?

      Posted by Evil Pundit on 2005 10 28 at 12:58 AM • permalink


    1. He’ll go on the offensive like Guderian through France.

      Hardly. Unlike Guderian, Galloway won’t be fighting the bloody frogs on this one.

      Posted by rosignol on 2005 10 28 at 01:15 AM • permalink


    1. I did a google search for Gallonway and got nothing but weird stuff…

      Are we the first?

      ( Soon to be Gallowsway ? )

      Posted by zeppenwolf on 2005 10 28 at 01:23 AM • permalink


    1. Some people at the Australian Wheat Board need to be fired.  If transport charges rose by a factor of four without raising suspicions, then they’re thoroughly incompetent.  And that’s the best case.

      Posted by Pixy Misa on 2005 10 28 at 03:09 AM • permalink


    1. I thought his answers seemed a bit shifty when he began to distance himself from his wife.
      Allong the lines of “we havent been a couple for 3 years, I dont know her business dealings” and stuff yesterday.
      Can a serving parlimentarian be sent to jail in Britain and remain a member??

      Posted by thefrollickingmole on 2005 10 28 at 05:06 AM • permalink


    1. No, but he can remain a dick.

      Posted by blogstrop on 2005 10 28 at 06:33 AM • permalink


    1. I wonder how much of GeorgeMrs. Galloway’s oil ended up being burned in JohnMrs. Kerry’s SUV.

      Posted by Paul Zrimsek on 2005 10 28 at 08:46 AM • permalink


    1. [moonbat mode] I find the TIMING of this “revelation” very SUSPICIOUS!  OBVIOUSLY this is coming out NOW to DISTRACT us from the … um from the IMPENDING INDICTMENT OF SCOOTER LIBBY !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
      [/moonbad mode]
      Posted by Stoop Davy Dave on 2005 10 28 at 11:25 AM • permalink


    1. >Oh, he will. People that shameless always do. He’ll go on the offensive like Guderian through France.

      Come on.  Nothing will come of this, and if it does, will anyone in the media care?

      Posted by Room 237 on 2005 10 28 at 11:45 AM • permalink


    1. Not weird: Just read the wire story on the Volker report about all this. Implied the US was at the head of the line for Saddam’s largesse. No mention of Galloway and only passing—and buried—mention of the real rats, the Russians and French.

      Posted by Gary from Jersey on 2005 10 28 at 02:49 PM • permalink


    1. Unfortunately with the passing of the Crime and Disorder Act 1998 (UK) the death penalty was abolished for crime of treason

      Does it still exist for Arson in Her Majesty’s Shipyards?  To the best of my knowledge, he hasn’t done that yet, but I wouldn’t put it past him…

      Posted by jic on 2005 10 28 at 03:47 PM • permalink


    1. According to this AP story, GGG is true to form:

      Fiery British lawmaker George Galloway, who founded a charity aimed at fighting the U.N. sanctions against Iraq, told the AP “there is a witchhunt going on” and accused U.S. Sen. Norm Coleman (news, bio, voting record), a Minnesota Republican, of falsifying evidence against him.

      Posted by Hellbilly on 2005 10 28 at 05:21 PM • permalink


    1. But his Muslim constituents love him.  Don’t they?

      Posted by RebeccaH on 2005 10 28 at 07:40 PM • permalink


    1. Yeah, his Muslim constituents love him.  Now why should Muslims in the West love a guy who acts as an apologist and enabler for a tyrant who murders Muslilms by the hundreds of thousands, and who started two wars against neighboring Muslim states in order to steal their oil?  Do the ones who immigrate to the West include only those Muslims who are unable to reason logically, or is Galloway’s constituency just lucky to get all of them?

      Posted by Michael Lonie on 2005 10 28 at 08:14 PM • permalink


    1. Do the ones who immigrate to the West include only those Muslims who are unable to reason logically, or is Galloway’s constituency just lucky to get all of them?

      It’s tribalism, and Galloway’s gone native.

      Posted by PW on 2005 10 28 at 08:47 PM • permalink


    1. You know, when I first read your comment, I read it as “it’s tribadism.” Oh Mother, the internet has ruined me.

      Posted by Andrea Harris, Administrator on 2005 10 28 at 10:22 PM • permalink


    1. Since all those crusading judges in Spain and Belgium like to issue warrants for events that occurred in Iraq, maybe the Iraqis oughta file a few writs in London.  It worked for the Chileans.

      Posted by richard mcenroe on 2005 10 29 at 12:39 AM • permalink


    1. Andrea—you’re lucky you didn’t read it as “tribbleism,” then we’d have been unable to get through one whole thread without an oafish and infantile Star Trek reference.

      Posted by richard mcenroe on 2005 10 29 at 02:09 AM • permalink



      Posted by murph on 2005 10 29 at 02:23 AM • permalink


    1. Yeah murph. Galloway was right after all.

      It’s all about oil!!!

      Posted by amortiser on 2005 10 29 at 06:45 AM • permalink


    1. All these accusations against Galloway, and yet they haven’t brought actual charges against him. Don’t tell me the right is populated by hypocrites, Bush just today said that at law people are innocent until proven guilty and he was referring to someone who has been indicted.
      Must be bloody strong evidence if they haven’t actually charged the man.

      Posted by T-SAW II on 2005 10 29 at 08:30 AM • permalink


    1. T-SAW II—this should be good.  Are you saying the UN is a right-wing front?

      Posted by richard mcenroe on 2005 10 29 at 12:51 PM • permalink


    1. Gee, T-Saw, d’ya think maybe it takes time to prepare a case? I mean, your precious Libby indictment came how many years after the case first started making the news?

      And of course, lying to some reporters is just as serious as taking multimillion-dollar bribes from a murderous dictator and defending him against your own country.

      Posted by Dave S. on 2005 10 29 at 01:11 PM • permalink


  1. The police will soon be investigating his charity., Iraq and the oil-voucher scandal&StoryID=BCB27267-F816-4B53-B024-57F6CD08F737&SectionID=F3B76EF0-7991-4389-B72E-D07EB5AA1CEE

    Posted by Torontosteve on 2005 10 29 at 07:31 PM • permalink