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Speaking for broadcast on the Arab media in the Middle East, who said the following:

Two of your beautiful daughters are in the hands of foreigners – Jerusalem and Baghdad. The foreigners are doing to your daughters as they will. The daughters are crying for help, and the Arab world is silent. And some of them are collaborating with the rape of these two beautiful Arab daughters. Why? Because they are too weak and too corrupt to do anything about it.

This started out as a wish to terrorize the world with American power, or as Sharon would say, ‘terrrrrrorize’ the world with American power. But in fact it ended demonstrating the exact opposite. They can control the skies, but only if they don’t come within range of an RPG, but they can’t control one single street in any part of occupied Iraq. Not one street. Not one street anywhere. These poor Iraqis – ragged people, with their sandals, with their Kalashnikovs, with the lightest and most basic of weapons – are writing the names of their cities and towns in the stars, with 145 military operations every day, which has made the country ungovernable by the people who occupy it.

America is losing the war in Iraq. And this will not change. The resistance is getting stronger every day, and the will to remain as an occupier by Britain and America is getting weaker everyday. Therefore, it can be said, truly said, that the Iraqi resistance is not just defending Iraq. They are defending all the Arabs, and they are defending all the people of the world from American hegemony.

It’s not the Muslims who are the terrorists. The biggest terrorists are Bush, and Blair, and Berlusconi, and Aznar, but it is definitely not a clash of civilizations. George Bush doesn’t have any civilization, he doesn’t represent any civilization. We believe in the Prophets, peace be upon them. He believes in the profits, and how to get a piece of them. That’s his god. That’s his god. George Bush worships money. That’s his god – Mammon.”

a. an “al-Qaida in Mesopotamia” spokesman in Hit

b. a radical Imam in a mosque in Saudi Arabia

c. a leader of the Taliban hiding in the mountains near Jalalabad

d. a British member of parliament.

If you picked “d,” you win! It’s that great “anti-war” hero George Galloway, of course. When he went into the U.S. Senate and slapped heads all around, he was a hero in my newsroom. They were agog. They loved him. They longed for such a leader so they could cast their votes for him. What do they think of him now? Well, to have a chance to change their minds, they’d have to see what Galloway has been saying. But the wire services don’t report those kind of quotes over here.

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