19 May 2005

Galloway on CNN & BBC

When I was living in London, I often listened to the debates in Parliament which were broadcast on the radio. It made quite a contrast to the US Congress, where "debate" generally consists of stultifyingly dull serial speechifying. The MPs really debated issues, responding to each others' attacks, displaying both learning and wit.

I had always felt that the British MPs would romp all over members of the US Congress. Today I watched Galloway show up my government as a bunch of inarticulate buffoons. I don't know whether there is any truth to the charges against him; but I admire the manner in which he defends himself.