Galloway is milking his moment by giving interviews to the Sunday broadsheets. The interview with the Sunday Times is a rarity in that it actually poses a few tough questions.
[He] destroyed so much of his own credibility by fawning over Saddam on telly (“Sir, I salute your courage, your strength, your indefatigability”). Does he not cringe when he sees endless repeats?
“Yes, I regret that very much,” he admits with rare rigorous self-appraisal, before blaming the media for returning to it. He says he should have used the “old-fashioned Scottish word ‘yoos’, rather than ‘you ’,” to show his tribute was to the country, not its leader.
Lets try that then: Sir, I salute yoos courage, yoos strength, yoos indefatigability”
Nah, not even the Rab C Nesbitt version gets him off the hook.
I don’t know, maybe it is the ‘Sir’ that gives the game away? I mean, when was the last time you called anyone ‘Sir’?
And when you look at Galloway’s face on the picture below does he look like he is giving the dictator a piece of his mind?