Keith Olbermann Hits Another Homer

Here’s some important viewing on this Fourth of July. Arguably Olbermann’s best “Special Comment” yet… an excerpt:

“I accuse you, Mr. Bush, of lying this country into war;
I accuse you of fabricating, in the minds of your own people, a false implied link between Saddam Hussein and 9-11;
I accuse you of firing the Generals who told you the plans for Iraq were disastrously insufficient;
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;
I accuse you of subverting the Constitution – not in some misguided but sincerely motivated struggle to combat terrorists – but instead, to stifle dissent;
I accuse you of fomenting fear among your own people; of creating the very terror you claim to have fought;
I accuse you of exploiting that unreasoning fear – that natural fear of your own people who just want to live their lives in peace – as a political tool to slander your critics and libel your opponents;
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;
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 phrased it here last night – of you becoming an accessory to the obstruction of justice….
It is nearly July 4, the commemoration of the moment we Americans decided that rather than live under a King who made up the laws or erased them or ignored them or commuted the sentences of those rightly convicted under them, we would force our independence and regain our sacred freedoms. We, of this time, and our leaders in Congress of both parties must now live up to those standards, which echo through our history. Pressure; negotiate; impeach. Get you – Mr. Bush and Mr. Cheney – two men who are perilous to our democracy – away from its helm. And for you – Mr. Bush and Mr. Cheney – there is a lesser task. You need merely to achieve a very low threshold indeed. Display just that iota of patriotism which Richard Nixon showed on August 9, 1974 – resign.”

Happy Fourth!

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