Friday, September 01, 2006

Olbermann on Rumsfeld

Looking for the text of Keith Olbermann's special commentary on Donald Rumsfeld's speech the other night? Links to the video are everywhere, but Crooks and Liars has the transcribed text. Don't miss this one. Olbermann:
The confusion we - as its citizens - must now address, is stark and forbidding. But variations of it have faced our forefathers, when men like Nixon and McCarthy and Curtis LeMay have darkened our skies and obscured our flag. Note - with hope in your heart - that those earlier Americans always found their way to the light and we can too.
The confusion is about whether this Secretary of Defense, and this Administration, are in fact now accomplishing what they claim the terrorists seek: The destruction of our freedoms...


  • Don't forget to post the Friday WaPo editorial about Joe Wilson. A lot of liberals now want to forget they ever heard his name.

    By Blogger PJ-Comix, at 7:27 PM  

  • "Nevertheless, it now appears that the person most responsible for the end of Ms. Plame’s CIA career is Mr. Wilson. Mr. Wilson chose to go public with an explosive charge, claiming — falsely, as it turned out — that he had debunked reports of Iraqi uranium-shopping in Niger and that his report had circulated to senior administration officials. He ought to have expected that both those officials and journalists such as Mr. Novak would ask why a retired ambassador would have been sent on such a mission and that the answer would point to his wife. He diverted responsibility from himself and his false charges by claiming that President Bush’s closest aides had engaged in an illegal conspiracy. It’s unfortunate that so many people took him seriously."

    By Blogger PJ-Comix, at 7:33 PM  

  • This is the same Olbermann who tried to overinflate the Ohio ballot controversy until it blew up in his face?

    I'm an Olbermann fan - as long as he stays on sports or pop culture.

    When he strays into politics, he's dangerously over his head.

    Occasionally he's spot on. Most times he strays from his original point to becoming so fanatical he treads on being delusional. My problem is that even on his daily ESPN Radio podcasts with Dan Patrick - which I enjoy for the most part - he's interjecting political viewpoints where none is really needed or called for. He's like a rabid dog that can barely contain the froth in his mouth.

    Stick to your Fred Snodgrass references, Keith. It's a better ballfield for you to play in.

    By Anonymous Jeff, at 11:17 AM  

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