Wednesday, April 20, 2005

Salam Pax Confronts George Galloway

George Galloway, former Scottish Labor MP from Glasgow, FOS (Friend of Saddam), and Baathist Enabler who was vehemently against the War in Iraq -- probably was worried about his Baathist friends
and him being exposed -- was recently confronted by the Founding Father of the Iraqi
Blogosphere himself, the one and only Salam Pax.

Pax, making a film for BBC2’s Newsnight encountered Galloway outside of a Galloway press conference near Liverpool Street station. Big Glenn via News.Scotsman.com, the BBC,
and the
U.S.S. Neverdock
has the 411:

Mr Galloway left the press conference near Liverpool Street station before the end but was met outside by Salam Pax, the Baghdad Blogger, who was making a film for BBC2’s Newsnight. Challenged by Mr Pax that only 21% of Iraqis want US and UK troops out of their country, Mr Galloway said there was no point in engaging in discussion “because you and I will never agree”.

The "Baghdad blogger" was at the event to make a film for Newsnight, and he managed to snatch a brief interview with Mr Galloway before the Respect candidate dashed off to his meeting with the lawyers.

"I know who you are," said Mr Galloway, warily eyeing Mr Pax, whose weblog gave the world an insight into the lives of ordinary Iraqis in the run-up to the US-led invasion.

Mr Pax wanted to know why Mr Galloway wanted the immediate withdrawal of occupying troops from Iraq.
"I really don't think we are going to agree on this. You supported the war and I opposed it," said Mr Galloway...

But Mr Pax - whose real name has never been revealed - pressed the point.

Galloway: "I just want to be honest with you. You can not demand that our armed forces occupy your country - that's a matter for us.

"It's not a matter for you - it's a matter for us. Now I think there are millions of people in this country who think the war was illegal, was wrong shouldn't have happened and should be immediately withdrawn from. We are entitled to that point of view and we are."

Mr Pax "shouldn't have supported" the war in the first place, added Mr Galloway.

But Mr Pax countered that would be tantamount to supporting the continuation of a regime like Saddam's.


And right Mr. Pax is. Mr. Pax? You can tell it's
the BBC.



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