Hitchens v. Galloway: My first experience at liveblogging.
7:12) Galloway quotes the false Lancet study. You're full of crap, Georgie boy.
7:15) Hyperbole mania! Galloway says US and UK are two biggest rogue states.
Hitchens points can never be dilluted down to one line. It's why I [heart] him.
7:19) Makes note of Galloway's Sleepovers with Bashar Assad.
7:21) Lancet study is a 'Crazed Fabrications'
7:24) The Iraqi branch of your socialist party are victims of the 'Insurgency'. Also, go to hell.
Well, the last part was mine.
7:26) It's John Hopkins University! They couldn't be wrong. Right? Does anyone believe Hitchens? (Round of Applause) Apparently you do.Damn it.
7:27) You supported Algerian Resistance! That's relevant, right? Of course it is!
7:28) Americans killed Native Americans!
7:29) There were no Al Qaeda in Iraq before the war?
7:30) "Hitchens and his friends have created 10,000 Jihadis!" Hitchens: "So sorry about that. Didn't mean to do it."
7:31) 9/11 is our fault. Massive wave of Boos. Hitchens calms them down.
7:32) Random whack at Sharon. A duplicate wave of Boos.
Galloway is so intense and so belligerent that the force of his panting breath is making the microphone crackle. Why would someone tell a crowd of New Yorkers they deserved 9/11?
He's calm and keeping his wits about him. He's retaining his acerbic sense of sarcasm.
7:36) Hitchens shames Galloway for pulling out 9/11 to a huge wave of applause.
7:39) Hitchen asks Galloway to sign an affidavit proclaiming he didn't discuss oil/food with Aziz. Galloway says, "Buy my Book!"
7:40) Only Christians can run for president in Lebanon!
7:43) You used to be a Trotskyist, but now your politics are different from 40 years ago! Clearly, you're "working for the Devil!" Interesting that Galloway seems quite disappointed that Hitchens is no longer a Trotskyist.