Monday, June 07, 2004

Oh really George?

"I never have had any kinds of links with the Ba'athist regime." George Galloway, letter to the Guardian, June 7, 2004.

Galloway denies he was close to Saddam's regime. But he met Saddam at least twice and he also admits he had a cosy Christmas lunch with Saddam's sidekick Tariq Aziz (pictured above).

"I'm prepared for arguments sake to concede I was in Baghdad. I spent a Christmas day either in 99 or 2000 with Tariq Aziz....

"If I were in a frame of mind to discuss business with the regime in Iraq I would have done it on Christmas Day with Tariq Aziz rather than with a junior intelligence officer on Boxing Day. "