I’m still amazed Stalinist George Galloway was (until they kicked his ass out) a Labor Party MP in Britain. He is a fascinating person, though, in a Hannibal Lector sort of way.
He recently wrote a new book. Johann Hari calls it pure Baathist propaganda.
It is not the allegations that he was being paid by Saddam Hussain – soon to be settled in the libel courts – that will destroy George Galloway. No, it is this book. In this strange, repetitive little manifesto – marketed as an autobiography but in fact a short and incoherent rant – Galloway does not just shoot himself in the foot; he machine-guns his own legs to pieces.
“Just as Stalin industrialized the Soviet Union, so on a different scale Saddam plotted Iraq“s own Great Leap Forward,” he says, and amazingly, this isn’t a criticism.
Do read the whole thing.