Galloway,  Iran,  Syria

Public service for readers of Socialist Unity

In the belief that I sometimes give the increasingly irrelevant George Galloway more attention than he deserves, I did try to resist watching Andrew Neil’s interview of Galloway on the BBC’s Daily Politics Show. I really did.

But after I read Galloway’s post at Socialist Unity complaining about the interview, I had to see for myself.

One jaw-dropping statement after another from Galloway– most notably his flat (and false) denial that he said during an interview with Ahmadinejad, ““I have police protection in London from the Iranian opposition because of my support for your election campaign.”

Of course after months of murderous and savage brutality by Bashar al-Assad’s regime, he still can’t bring himself to unequivocally condemn the Syrian dictator. He will only concede that his original praise for Assad was wrong “up to a point.”

And as Andrew Neil notes, the BBC presenter never worked for Fox News, despite Galloway’s claim that he did.

The gist of Galloway’s post at SU is that what he meant in his comment to Ahmadinejad was that he believes– in the face of much evidence to the contrary— Ahmadinejad was the genuine winner of the 2009 Iranian presidential election.

However SU has mysteriously closed Galloway’s post to comments. So if you are a Socialist Unity reader who found yourself frustrated by your inability to respond to Galloway, the comments box below is open to you.