British MP, George Gallowap was in Washington Tuesday to angrily reject as 'utterly preposterous' charges by the U.S. Congress that he profited from the Iraq oil-for-food program and used the hearing as a platform to attack the U.S.-led invasion.
Far from showing the usual deference of witnesses before Congress, British MP George Galloway defiantly told a Senate committee its evidence against him was false, condemned the investigation and demanded to know why it had not questioned him first before making the allegations.
Galloway bluntly confronted the Republican chairman of the committee, Sen. Norm Coleman of Minnesota, and challenged the attorney to back up claims the British MP profited handsomely from the now defunct program. He accused Coleman of sullying his reputation. 'You call that justice?' he asked, adding later: 'This is utterly preposterous.'
The Mp was recently reelected after being kicked out of the British Labour Party for his fervent opposition to the Iraq war. He beat a Labour candidate to become Britain's only anti-war MP.
'Senator, in everything I said about Iraq, I turned out to be right and you turned out to be wrong, and 100,000 people have paid with their lives -- 1,600 of them American soldiers sent to their deaths on a pack of lies,' he said."