Galloway's testimony was "a complete sideshow," comments Claudia Rosett, Wall Street Journal columnist and journalist in residence at the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies.
Rosett: He'd be great with the circus, but trusting him would be like sending your kid to the circus with Michael Jackson. [Galloway's agent, Fawaz] Zarauyat was conducting big transactions with Saddam [and] gave big bucks to Galloway's foundation. Some of the evidence was destroyed. We don't have the complete financial records.
Asman: What about the original list of persons purported to be involved in Oil-for-Food published in an Iraqi newspaper? He said it was made up to discredit him. Did he win the PR battle yesterday?
Rosett: It's not a PR battle in the end. This was the biggest financial scam in history very likely. Galloway's testimony is a complete sideshow in the larger investigation.
Definitely a sideshow, as posted here yesterday. It's comforting to know investigative journalists of Claudia Rosett's stature are on the case.