US administration involved in "oil-for-food scandal"; Galloway to testify

Well, well, well... looks like Norm Coleman is really going to have his hands full now:

"The United States was not only aware of Iraqi oil sales which violated UN sanctions and provided the bulk of the illicit money Saddam Hussein obtained from circumventing UN sanctions," the report said. "On occasion, the United States actually facilitated the illicit oil sales."

How embarrasing is that? You start a shitstorm when it looks like your only victim is going to be the UN... and, goddamn, if the Bush administration isn't somehow knee-deep in the muck. So is Coleman now going to go after his masters for participating in this heinous scandal? We see, in this Torygraph article, that he probably will not be inclined to do so:

Mr Coleman led the bipartisan inquiry into Enron, the discredited industrial giant, and last year he fastened on an even juicier target, the UN's oil-for-food programme.

Cause, you know, that Enron inquiry did a lot of good, getting back all that money stolen from investors, and putting Ken Lay behind bars, and clarifying Enron's ties with the Bush administration, and... oh, wait, never mind.

But it gets worse:

Mr Coleman was a Democrat until the mid-1990s, and as a young man attended the Woodstock festival...

I don't what's more disgusting: the fact that Coleman is conducting a political circus or the fact that he's yet another hippy who, to paraphrase Bob Dylan, felt which way the wind was blowing after the fabulous 60s came to an end.

And just a reminder - British MP George Galloway has entered the room. Already the retards at sites like RedState are tripping over themselves at the possibility that a British "Dennis Kucinich" will get his come-uppance at the hands of the Senate. Here's a little bit of advice: a factual basis (like the dude's actual party affiliation) is always nice before you start shooting your mouth off.

But do take Galloway's advice and get a ringside seat.

Earlier: the Guardian's media commentator on Galloway's bum media rap.

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