Just in time for Halloween

Galloway the ghoul lied under oath over Iraqi oil payments, according to a new U.S. Senate subcommittee report:

George Galloway, the British MP, was last night accused of lying by a US Congressional committee when he testified earlier this year that he had not received any United Nation food-for-oil allocations from the deposed Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein.

In a report issued here, Minnesota Senator Norm Coleman and his colleagues on the Senate Subcommittee for Investigations claim to have evidence showing that Mr Galloway’s political organisation and his wife received vouchers worth almost $600,000 (£338,000) from the then Iraqi government.

“We have what we call the smoking gun,” said Mr Coleman, who will send the report to the US Department of Justice and the British authorities. The MP could face charges of perjury, making false statements and obstructing a Congressional investigation. Each charge carries a possible jail term of five years and a fine of $250,000.

To the charges, Mr. Galloway responded:

“Charge me, please; prosecute me and I’ll be on the next plane to America,” Galloway said today.

Yes. Let’s!

As a side note, wouldn’t it be cool if Chris Hitchens could escort goulish George into the courtroom? ;)

Hat tip: ST reader Fat Tone

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