Galloway is the British equivalent of Micheal Moore combined with Ted Kennedy.
'With You Until The End'
Updated: 17:44, Wednesday January 25, 2006
Video footage has emerged showing George Galloway shaking hands with Saddam Hussein's son Uday - an alleged rapist, torturer and convicted murderer.
The video, obtained by The Sun, shows the Respect MP having a 20-minute meeting with Saddam's eldest son in an Iraqi palace in 1999.
In the video, Mr Galloway is seen to greet Uday, shaking his hand twice and calling him "Excellency".
He jokes about losing weight, going bald and failing to give up smoking cigars.
Mr Galloway also orders watching journalists not to publish parts of their conversation.
Finally, according to the paper, he taunts the US and vows to stick with Uday "until the end".
The video was shot for an Iraqi TV station and was smuggled out of Iraq before the regime fell.
Uday beat and stabbed to death his father's personal valet and food taster, Kemal Hana Gegeo, and was briefly imprisoned by Saddam.
He also raped numerous women, and his victims are believed to have included a visiting Russian ballerina.
And as head of the Iraqi Olympic Committee, he oversaw the imprisonment and torture of Iraqi athletes who were deemed not to have performed to expectations.
Uday was shot dead by US soldiers in 2003. He was 39.
Mr Galloway is the favourite to be voted out of the Celebrity Big Brother house this evening.
The date is quite significant - 1999
Though pics of Rumsfeld shaking hands with Saddam back in the early '80s are well-known - that was well before the Halabja massacre when Saddam gassed his own people, before we and most of Europe cut off military support to Iraq because of Halabja - and it was before Iraq invaded Kuwait, before they lit 700 oil wells on fire and before Iraq violated so many UNSC resolutions and ultimately ejected the WMD inspectors.
After all that, and THEN Galloway meets with gives such friendly support to Uday in 1999 - that was really shameful on his part.
He hasn't changed one bit. He was a traitor to the West then, and still is.
On the bright side, they saved the BEST part of the article for last: "Uday was shot dead by US soldiers in 2003."