Keith Olbermann’s Scathing Rebuke of President Bush

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Keith OlbermannWow. I reported that Bush commuted Libby’s sentence yesterday, but today Keith Olbermann calls for Bush and Cheney to resign and seriously rips them a new one! A few choice comments:

  • “I accuse you, Mr. Bush, of lying this country into war.”
  • I accuse you of handing part of this Republic over to a Vice President who is without conscience, and letting him run roughshod over it.
  • I accuse you of subverting the Constitution, not in some misguided but sincerely-motivated struggle to combat terrorists, but to stifle dissent.
  • I accuse you of causing in Iraq the needless deaths of 3,586 of our brothers and sons, and sisters and daughters, and friends and neighbors.
  • And I accuse you now, Mr. Bush, of giving, through that Vice President, carte blanche to Mr. Libby, to help defame Ambassador Joseph Wilson by any means necessary, to lie to Grand Juries and Special Counsel and before a court, in order to protect the mechanisms and particulars of that defamation, with your guarantee that Libby would never see prison, and, in so doing, as Ambassador Wilson himself phrased it here last night, of becoming an accessory to the obstruction of justice.


By the way, yesterday Olbermann named Bush the “Worst Person in the World”:



Unfortunately no one has yet posted the new video on YouTube, so you’ll have to head over to MSNBC to watch it. If anyone finds it on YouTube please let me know and I’ll embed it here.

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Comments

  1. Andrew Yu-Jen Wang says:

    Bush is the worst president in American history. Bush facilitated the 9/11 attacks. Subsequently, Bush lied to Congress and the American people relative to the reasons for invading Iraq. Bush purposefully misled Congress and the American people. Then, Bush murdered more than 4,000 United States service members. And Bush wounded more than 30,000 United States service members. In torturing prisoners of war, Bush patently violated the Geneva Convention. Bush unlawfully wiretapped United States citizens. In using “signing statements” to challenge hundreds of laws passed by Congress, Bush violated the Constitution. Bush has ignored global warming. Bush is guilty of criminal negligence relative to the response to Hurricane Katrina. Bush disobeys our democratic values and Constitution. Bush is a disgrace to the United States.

    Submitted by Andrew Yu-Jen Wang
    B.S., Summa Cum Laude, 1996
    Messiah College, Grantham, PA

  2. Robert C. says:

    You are right as rain..

    It did take me about waaaaaaaaaay over an hour to compose that (LOL!)

    It’s funny, because I was visiting your blog, and had seen this KO’s expose – I think it was the night before – so the timing was perfect..

    Thanks again for your consideration.

    Robert C..

  3. John P. says:

    Robert,

    Not only do I welcome comments and opinions on each and every article I publish, I actually anxiously await them. I feel like in this new century we can build communities and make friends by sharing our thoughts and ideas in online communities, such as the one that is developing here, whether or not we always agree.

    I will never delete any comment on my blog unless it is either spam or abusive. The longer the comment is, the more time it took the author to compose it and I certainly respect a well thought out reply. In your case previously I’m guessing it must have taken you well over an hour to compose those thoughts and I appreciate the fact that you took the time to share them with us all.

    Thanks for your kind words, and I will endeavor to continue to find things that are amusing and enlightening. :-)

    John

  4. Robert C. says:

    John..

    Thanks for letting such an extensive post be published. I thought for sure this was going in the delete file. Anyway, thanks again, and keep up the good work. You wealth of diversified information keeps me coming back..

    Regards..

    Robert C.

  5. John P. says:

    Robert,

    Thanks for the in depth counter-points on this issue. :-)

    I agree with you that Olberman’s M.O. is to attack everyone. In fact if you do a search on YouTube you can probably find 50 different people he is attacking.

    All I can think of is that I’d hate to go through life being that pissed off! ;-)

    John

  6. Robert C. says:

    This is my first time commenting on your blog, and I find it to be very topically diverse, as well as informative. I especially love the USMC Cadence, and currently have them all on my hard drive.

    Even though I have yet to use them while running the treadmill. But I do listen to them on my desktop computer just to get “Fired Up And Feel Good”.

    Onto the point about Mr. Olberman’s musings. I am sure that if President Bush was watching, he would have been riveted by Mr. O’s pseudo angry rant against his person and policies.

    I just love it when the extreme left in this country gets so angry at Bush, and has a melt down. I have never seen a President so vilified since Nixon, and even he caught a break from the constant bashing of his person, as well as his personal peccadillo’s.

    Anyway, I believe his “special comments” had the effect of one hand clapping. A substantial part of the population heard him speaking, but I don’t think people other than the hard left in this country actually cared about what the EX-CNN-ESPN commentator, turned yellow journalist, and Micheal Moore devotee, had to impart to the heart and soul of the American public.

    It breaks my heart knowing that Army, Marine, and Airman have to listen to some arm chair expert in the media debase the President, and remind them that they are on a failed mission – not worth their blood or treasure.

    Politicians toward the left side of the isle are not any better. Their critical and reckless remarks toward our current military policy are far more damaging to moral, and propaganda to the enemy.

    I am disgusted – but not surprised – at what some will do to score political points on the back of those doing the heavy lifting.

    But least I digress. Back to Keith.

    Lets take all of his proclamations one by one, shall we?

    “I accuse you, Mr. Bush, of lying this country into war.”

    Really? Well, then Al Gore, Bill Clinton, Congress, England, Germany, the CIA, The UN, and just about everyone who could breath believed Saddam was a bad guy in every way – lied as well. Chemical attacks on the Kurds, invasion of Kuwait? Seventeen UN resolutions, UN Resolution 1441? Anyone? Anyone? Olberman? Olberman? (LOL!)

    And, back in 1992, Al Gore criticized then Bush 41 for ignoring Iraq’s ties to terrorism! Now that is the height of hypocrisy! I don’t know if you allow links but the video is linked below, courtesy of YouTube.

    Al Gore criticizing Bush for ignoring Iraq’s ties to terrorism!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9JE48XHKG64

    In addition, every Senator and Congressman had access to the same Intelligence reports. All could have voted “No” if they felt that we were being misled, or “lied” to in anyway, a’ la Al Gore.

    However, just like all good politicians, they wanted to cast their political lot as being strong “terror warriors”. And, like all predictable politicians, when things went South, they started the piling on, and pointing fingers in Bush’s direction claiming they were mislead, and deceived.

    I agree that he is the Commander And Chief, and has the authority to wage war. He got this party started. But, if the “league of extraordinary politicos” were so anti-war, then they are just as culpable.

    Even more disingenuous, is the promise made by they Democrats to stop the war it they were elected. Well, they were, and they control the house.
    And what did they do? They loaded up the military funding bill with pork. Gee, Keith never seems to remind people that as part of his “special comments”.

    I accuse you of handing part of this Republic over to a Vice President who is without conscience, and letting him run roughshod over it.

    Really? Just how is he doing that Keith? Is he King Cheney? Wow, 4.5% percent unemployment, 13,000 Dow, GDP growing at a three percent clip.
    No terrorist attacks on this soil since 01. Using military tribunals and Camp Gitmo to treat terrorists, well, like the lowly mutants that they are?

    Despite some of the dubious declarations he has let slip, like our soldiers will be treated like liberators, (in the early days of the war – we were – but as time went on – not so much!) and declaring that the terrorist threat within Baghdad are dead enders approaching their last days, I’m on board with Mr. “Cheeny” as Chris Matthews like to refer to him.

    And I thought that Bush was the “decider” (LOL). Thanks Keith for setting me straight on who really runs the country.

    He also did come up with a bone headed comment this week, claiming to be not be part of the executive branch, and president of the Senate, or words to that effect.

    His announcement that he is exempt from any scrutiny of his handling of classified documents was one of those “oh no you didn’t just say that” kind a moments. If that tortured logic happened to fall out of his mouth, then I make no apologies for that mindset.

    However, if I was in the highly partisan atmosphere that is Washington these days, I might try to float that trial ballon! The socialists of the Democratic party are looking for any excuse to take him down. I would throw any legal “nail on the road” to slow them down myself.

    I accuse you of subverting the Constitution, not in some misguided but sincerely-motivated struggle to combat terrorists, but to stifle dissent.

    Really? Case in point Keith? Absurd..

    I accuse you of causing in Iraq the needless deaths of 3,586 of our brothers and sons, and sisters and daughters, and friends and neighbors.

    Great Keith. Now every son and daughter of any military family is being told that their sacrifice is needless. Just great.

    And I accuse you now, Mr. Bush, of giving, through that Vice President, carte blanche to Mr. Libby, to help defame Ambassador Joseph Wilson by any means necessary, to lie to Grand Juries and Special Counsel and before a court, in order to protect the mechanisms and particulars of that defamation, with your guarantee that Libby would never see prison, and, in so doing, as Ambassador Wilson himself phrased it here last night, of becoming an accessory to the obstruction of justice.

    Wow, where to begin on this one. At the beginning I guess. First, since most people have an idea what Mr. Libby supposedly did, explaining it here in detail would take me most of the night, and into the next morning.

    All I can say is that Wilson’s report on yellow cake has some holes it in. Once again, if links are permitted here, this articles sums that portion of what the 9/11 commission reported about Wilson’s testimony.

    WILSON CONTRADICTED BY SENATE 9-11 REPORT
    http://www.newswithviews.com/Ryter/jon49.htm

    There are other opinions in the “Bush tried to destroy” Wilson side of the equation, but for our purposes, lets put some context to the story by offering a different point of view, supplied by the link above.

    Moving right along, let me just say that I take matters of security seriously, and do not want any agent “outed” by anyone, of any political persuasion. But, I have to come to the conclusion, albeit not a definitive one (hey if Keith can throw stuff out there so can I) that it was Richard Armitage, 13th United States Deputy Secretary of State who leaked Wilson’s name to Novak in the first place?

    Why didn’t he have any charges leveled against him for revealing this information to a reporter about an undercover CIA agent, that is Wilson’s wife? Libby is being prosecuted for what, having a faulty memory about a who, what, and where he found out about her undercover status?

    Sort of sounds like an Abbott and Costello routine about who’s on first. Actually, was anyone charged with leaking her name? The Scooter is the only one who got a prison sentence out of this? (since pardoned, yes, I know).

    Bottom line on all of Mr. Olberman’s comments is that they need a little balance and context. The very few times I have watched him, he is either bashing Bill O’Reilly, Brit Hume, Rupert Murdoch, Roger Ailes, or just about anyone who has better ratings then him.

    If what he is doing is called Journalism, then I am seven feet tall and bullet proof. He also seems to pull from a limited pool of guests, and seems to have John Dean of Watergate fame, to give his predictions about the Bush administration being “worse than Watergate”. No one ever with an opposite view of his own is ever presented.

    I find that some pundits on the right have their problems with perspective as well. But, they at least have a guests with a different point of view, even though the debate sometimes descends into a shouting match.

    More speech is always better than limited speech, and I don’t want to see Olberman go off the air. But, if he doesn’t get better, or a little more diversified than just Republican and Bush bashing, he will go the way of Donohue. He is doomed to wind up as a propagandist, and not a serious source of news.

    Thanks for letting me rant..

    Robert C.

  7. David says:

    Don’t just post… write your congressman!

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