Senate Scrubs Galloway's Testimony from Site!
Protest the Whitewashing of Galloway's Testimony from the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigation's website
Don't let the shenanigans of the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations go unchallenged. Read the excerpt below, check out the story, download a copy of the transcript and the video for posterity (in case it suddenly becomes 'unavailable'), and - most importantly - write, fax, and email the committee members. Demand that Galloway's testimony be added back to the site.
The Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations is failing to maintain consistency and integrity in their investigation of the Oil-for-food scandal. In their haste to implicate MP George Galloway, they bit off more than they could chew. Galloway unloaded both barrels in a verbal dressing-down the likes of which we have yet to see from our own media in response to the repeated lies and distortions of the Bush Administration.
Oddly enough, Galloway's testimony has been 'scrubbed' from the Senate website. Reported from BradBlog, with links to the original story and links to the testimony, below:
Chairman Coleman's Office Passes Buck for Explanation!
The stunning testimony given by British MP George Galloway before the U.S. Senate subcommittee on Investigations is apparently so hot that it seems to have "gone AWOL" from the subcommittee's...
The stunning testimony given by British MP George Galloway before the U.S. Senate subcommittee on Investigations is apparently so hot that it seems to have "gone AWOL" from the subcommittee's website according to the British newsite VNU Network.
The BRAD BLOG can confirm that all witness testimony -- except that of Galloway's -- from last Tuesday's extraordinary hearings is available in PDF format on the subcommittee's webpage on the hearings.
At those hearings, Galloway blasted subcommittee Chairman Sen Norm Coleman's (R-MN) investigation into the U.N. Oil-for-Food "scandal" which Galloway referred to as "the mother of all smokescreens".
That testimony can be read and/or viewed here.
We have been unable to receive a statement from Senate spokesmen as yet as to why Galloway's testimony is now unavailable on the website.
A staffer in Coleman's office referred us to the subcommittee staff when we asked for the reasons for "the removal of the testimony". Her reply: "That's a question for the subcommittee. Senator Coleman is the chairman, but the committee makes their own decisions about what goes on the website."
We were forwarded to the subcommittee's voice mail where we left a message. If we receive a call back, we will let you know.
Here at MailToBlog, we're going to do you one better. Here's a direct link to the testimony, and a link to the video below it.
Download a copy of the video portion of the testimony here, for posterity -
It is a good idea to keep track of this stuff while it's still accessible. And it's an even better idea to take action, and share the contents of the transcript and the video far and wide. Play it often, and everywhere. Download it to PDAs, if your PDA plays QT, and play it for others...or convert it to WMV and import it to PDAs to play via Media Player. Question why it isn't being addressed.
Most importantly, write / call / fax / email the members of the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations. Demand that Galloway's testimony be added back to the site.
The member names and contact information is below.
Web-based contact forms are available for the other congressfolk. Here are the other members, and their contact information. Remember to copy the text of the message you send so that you can paste it into the forms for the others.
Sen. Carl Levin (D-MI) [Ranking Minority Member]
Sen. John W. Warner (R-VA)
Sen. Mark Dayton (D-MN)
Sen. Mark Pryor (D-AR)
Sen. Pete V. Domenici (R-NM)
Sen. Robert F. Bennett (R-UT)
Sen. Ted Stevens (R-AK)
Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK)
The committee phone number is 202-224-3721 for the Republicans, and 202-224-9175 for the Democrats, if you'd rather call direct.