Roots of Terrorism
Ever since September 11, the Bush administration and its corporate media allies have scrupulously denied the possibility that the terrorist attacks were motivated by anything other than hatred of America. Even a hint that terrorism could be connected to U.S. policy is immediately greeted by jingoists and their noise machine with howls of derision and the epithet “anti-American.” The supernationalist flagwavers live in a Garcia-Marquez world of magical thinking: The U.S. is in a glass bubble of purity and innocence.
George Galloway was a Respect Party member of parliament representing a seat in London. A 36-year member of the Labour Party, he was expelled after his opposition to the attack on Iraq. CNN called his May, 2005 U.S. Senate testimony, “a blistering attack on U.S. senators rarely heard in Washington.” He is the author of Mr. Galloway Goes to Washington.