Tuesday, September 12, 2006
Wes Clark & Keith Olbermann eviscerate BushCo on their nauseating 9/11 whoring
Read the transcript or listen to the podcast of Gen Wesley Clark, as he remembers 9/11 and contemplates our quagmire in Iraq, and bounces the blame basket right off of BushCo's inept incompetence. And Keith Olbermann does it yet again. This time he takes on Bush directly about the selling out and spinning of the tragedy of 9/11: "And anyone who claims that I and others like me are "soft,"or have "forgotten" the lessons of what happened here is at best a grasping, opportunistic, dilettante and at worst, an idiot whether he is a commentator, or a Vice Pres, or a President... They spend the money on irrelevant wars, and elaborate self-congratulations, and buying off columnists to write how good a job they're doing instead of doing any job at all... They promised bi-partisanship, and then showed that to them, "bi-partisanship" meant that their party would rule and the rest would have to follow, or be branded, with ever-escalating hysteria, as morally or intellectually confused, as appeasers, as those who, in the Vice Pres's words yesterday, "validate the strategy of the terrorists."... They promised protection, and then showed that to them "protection" meant going to war against a despot whose hand they had once shaken, a despot who we now learn from our own Senate Intelligence Committee, hated al-Qaida as much as we did. The polite phrase for how so many of us were duped into supporting a war, on the false premise that it had 'something to do' with 9/11 is "lying by implication." The impolite phrase is "impeachable offense." Amen Keith. Read the transcript here or watch the clip here. Either way, think of sending Keith (KOlbermann@msnbc.com), MSNBC (firstname.lastname@example.org ), and Dan Abrams (email@example.com) some love for daring to allow Keith the chance to say these things, and for having the bravery to say them.