Christopher Hitchens reviews the record of George Galloway:
…An inquiry was set up, by the Committee on Standards and Privileges, to investigate. It has now produced its report, along with a recommendation that Mr. Galloway apologize to the House and be suspended from Parliament for 18 days. And the findings of the report are even more damning, if that is possible, than the conclusions reached by the Senate and Volcker investigations. In particular, they make reference to the transcript of a meeting between Galloway and Saddam Hussein on Aug. 8, 2002. On that date, Galloway complained to his political masterâ€”the man he had saluted in public for his “courage” and “indefatigability”â€”that certain problems with oil prices were affecting “our income” and “our dues.”
Like Hitchens, I doubt that Galloway’s troubles are over — at least I sincerely hope the wrist-slap of an 18-day suspension from the House of Commons is only the first installment.