Killing Blair ‘morally justifiable’, says Galloway
George Galloway has said the assassination of Tony Blair would be “morally justified” given his support for the war in Iraq.
The anti-war Respect MP said a suicide bomb attack on the prime minister would be “morally equivalent to ordering the deaths of thousands of innocent people in Iraq as Blair did”.
The controversial leftwinger added that he was not calling for such an attack and that he would tip off the authorities if he knew of one.
But his remarks provoked a furious response, with one Labour MP calling him “disgraceful” and “twisted”.
In an interview for GQ magazine with the former editor of the Daily Mirror, Piers Morgan, Mr Galloway was asked whether the assassination of Mr Blair by a suicide bomber would be justified, if there were no other casualties.
He replied: “Yes, it would be morally justified. I am not calling for it, but if it happened I believe it would be of a wholly different moral order to the events of 7/7.
“It would be entirely logical and explicable. And morally equivalent to ordering the deaths of thousands of innocent people in Iraq as Blair did.”
If the purpose of such a statement is to shock, well it worked. I am shocked and appalled. I don’t see any justification for such remarks, but then again Galloway is not known for being bright.
RR May 28, 2006 at 3:45 pm
You have to wonder at the wisdom of the Brits, voting in utter dumbasses like Galloway and Red Ken Livingstone. They say you get the government you deserve….
Jack's Shack May 28, 2006 at 5:19 am
We don’t have to act as foolishly as that ape Galloway does.
You are correct.
kasamba May 28, 2006 at 2:16 am
That George Galloway is so gross.
Always On Watch May 27, 2006 at 10:26 am
I doubt that Galloway will be held responsible for what he said.
The Jewish Freak May 26, 2006 at 10:46 pm
The Galloways of the world are in some ways worse than the killers themselves. They provide the killers media cover and the neccesary moral perversion.
Tzvee May 26, 2006 at 9:43 pm
And then of course one could retort that this attack justifies killing Galloway, the GQ staff, the Guardian publisher, and so on, in theory of course.
Is this not why we invented civilization 4000 years ago? Look how far down the Iraqis have dragged us?
Richmond May 26, 2006 at 6:54 pm
Ugh. Absolutely repugnant.