Monday, July 11, 2005

Watching our Words Part 2

Before I forget, our Monday Mailbag has been pushed back due to hurricane related troubles. It might come Wednesday or it might come next Monday. So send those letters and post those comments! ; - )

Last week I took a fox news guy to task for his foolish statements and today I need to take George Galloway, British member of parliament and popularizer of the Downing Street Minutes, to task. Debra Saunders,
writing at Townhall, has the story.
Already, leftist darling George Galloway, a member of Parliament, released a statement reminding Brits that his RESPECT (Respect Equality Socialism Peace Environment Community Trade Unionism) Party had argued "that the attacks on Afghanistan and Iraq would increase the threat of terrorist attack in Britain. Tragically, Londoners have now paid the price of the government ignoring such warnings."

Galloway then urged the government to remove British troops, "as the Spanish government acted" by "ending the occupation of Iraq." After complete capitulation, Galloway concluded, "Only then will the innocents here and abroad be able to enjoy a life free of the threat of needless violence."

This seems so obvious that I shouldn't have to write it but: There were no U.S. troops fighting in Iraq or Afghanistan on Sept. 11, 2001, and yet innocent people were killed.
Now I'm sure, as I was with Mr. Kilmeade, that Mr. Galloway didn't intend to suggest capitulation - but his words left that open to his enemies interpretation. By the same token, his words make it sound like the United Kingdom (and the United States) are responsible for these terrorist actions. I'm sure that's not what he meant, but the implication is there.

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