Friday, March 20, 2009
Canada stops Galloway from peeing on carpet
According the New York Times here, the British press are making a big deal of the banning George Galloway. This video is from the British Channel 4 where their reporter called Moores spokesperson Alykhan Velshi, who actually sounds more like one of the PMO operatives, to get further clarification.
The reporter questioned Velshi, about his quoted description of Galloway as an Infandous street-corner Cromwell and tried to get a better understanding of why the British, MP was being refused entry.
Velshi implied that Galloway has expressed sympathy for the Taliban murderers who are trying to kill Canadian and British soldiers in Afghanistan, although he did not mention any particular article or speech.
Velshi believes it is entirely appropriate for Canadian security agencies to say that if they have advanced notice that Mr Galloway is going to come to Canada to pee on our carpet, that we should deny him entry to the home.
Galloway for his part is planning to fight the ban and seems to have a good understanding of our current political situation.
He said his contact with Hamas was to provide aid, while noting that Tony Blair had met Hezbollah leaders earlier this week.
This is a very sad day for the Canada we have known and loved – a bastion of the freedoms that supporters of the occupation of Afghanistan claim to be defending. This has further vindicated the anti-war movements contention that unjust wars abroad will end up consuming the very liberties that make us who we are. He suspected the move was a rather desperate election ploy by a conservative government reaching the end of the line.
All right-thinking Canadians, whether they agree with me over the wisdom of sending troops to Afghanistan or not, will oppose this outrageous decision. For a Scotsman to be barred from Canada is like being told to stay away from the family home. This is not something I'm prepared to accept.
This is the kind of crap I have come to expect from our arrogant government, but it could get to be great fun, if Galloway can get back on this side of the Atlantic.
h/t Impolitical and everybody else here, here