Wednesday, January 03, 2007


Olbermann Special Comment on Sacrifice (1/2/07)


More code to appeal to the christofascist base.
(Download WMV or QT from Crooks and Liars)

Keith Olbermann speaking the Truth. It just doesn't get much better than this. Such a rich transcript, so little blog space...

America is not a company; you don't own it:

"Mr. Bush, your judgment about Iraq — and now about 'sacrifice' — is at variance with your people's, to the point of delusion. Your most respected generals see no value in a 'surge' — they could not possibly see it in this madness of 'sacrifice.'

The Iraq Study Group told you it would be a mistake.

Perhaps dozens more have told you it would be a mistake.

And you threw their wisdom back, until you finally heard what you wanted to hear, like some child drawing straws and then saying 'best two out of three… best three out of five… Hundredth
one counts.'

Your citizens, the people for whom you work, have told you they do not want this, and more over, they do not want you to do this.

Yet once again, sir, you have ignored all of us.

Mr. Bush, you do not own this country!"

Though you have lots of experience breaking and bankrupting companies you have owned:

"And the war's second accomplishment — your second accomplishment, sir - is to have taken money out of the pockets of every American, even out of the pockets of the dead soldiers on the battlefield, and their families, and to have given that money to the war profiteers.

Because if you sell the Army a thousand Humvees, you can't sell them any more, until the first thousand have been destroyed.

The service men and women are ancillary to the equation.

This is about the planned obsolescence of ordnance, isn't, Mr. Bush? And the building of detention centers? And the design of a 125-million dollar courtroom complex at Gitmo complete with restaurants.

At least the war profiteers have made their money, sir."

Our guts; your glory:

"First, we sent Americans to their deaths for your lie, Mr. Bush.
Now we are sending them to their deaths for your ego."
Make it stop.

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