Tuesday, May 24, 2005

Move Over, Galloway, You've Got Company

A British lawmaker is giving Al Jazeera talking points...and it's not George Galloway. Speaking at the Fourth International Workshop on Oil and Gas Depletion (sounds vaguely Soviet, doesn't it?), Labour politician and former UK environment minister Michael Meacher had this to say:
"The reason they attacked Iraq is nothing to do with weapons of mass destruction, it was nothing to do with democracy in Iraq, it was nothing to do with the human rights abuses of Saddam Hussein."

When asked by Aljazeera.net whether the war in Iraq was about oil he said: "The connection is 100%. It is absolutely overwhelming."...

"American power plants waste more energy than is needed to run the whole Japanese economy," he said. "They have set their face against the Kyoto protocol."
As long as we stay on the wrong side of people like this, I'll know we're doing something right.

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