Hitchens versus Galloway

Debating tonight at Baruch College, 7 p.m.

I’m sure today’s bombing in Baghdad will be discussed. Over 100 have been killed, including at least 80 Shia day laborers lured to a car bomb by a man who promised them jobs. Here is what Galloway has said about the Iraqi “resistance”:

These poor Iraqis – ragged people, with their sandals, with their Kalashnikovs, with the lightest and most basic of weapons – are writing the names of their cities and towns in the stars, with 145 military operations every day, which has made the country ungovernable.

And here is what Galloway said after a recent meeting with Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad, who insinuated, during a 2001 visit from the late Pope John Paul II, that Jews were Christ-killers:

I was very impressed by his knowledge, by his sharpness, by his flexible mind. I was very, very impressed… Syria is lucky to have Bashar al-Assad as her President.

**Update: today’s Iraq death toll is up to 150 (NY Times; reg. required). Galloway quotes above are via Harry’s Place.

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