From the Guardian: In 2002, Mr Haider also provoked controversy by visiting Saddam Hussein in Baghdad. He is convinced that with further negotiations Saddam – “a typical Arab despot” – could have been persuaded to make a “peaceful transition” to a “measured regime”, a bit like Libya.
While in Baghdad, Mr Haider said he bumped into George Galloway – the new Respect MP for Bethnal Green and Bow. They met in the lobby of the Al-Rashid hotel. “Galloway came up to me and said: ‘Hello, great to see you.’ He shook my hand. I didn’t know who he was,” he recalled. “He told me he was a British MP.”
Hat Tip: DR