British MP George Galloway has refused to condemn suicide attacks on the country’s troops in Iraq in an interview being broadcast today.
Asked if he would condemn suicide bombers, the anti-war MP said: “I will not condemn an occupied people for using their legal rights, their legal rights as well as their moral rights to resist the illegal occupation of their country”.
—Sydney Morning Herald, December 11, 2004
“Actually, the Iraqi resistance does not target its own civilians. But the people that are being fought by the resistance in Iraq are the people that are working for the occupation.”
—George Galloway in an interview on Newsnight, January 18, 2005
A U.S. Army soldier comforting a child fatally wounded in a car bomb blast in Mosul, 360 km (225 miles) northwest of Baghdad, Iraq, Monday, May 2, 2005. 15 Iraqis were wounded in the combined suicide bomb attack. (Photo by Michael Yon.)