Olbermann blasts Bush and Fox News
10 min 36 sec - Sep 26, 2006
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Description: The nation's freedoms are under assault by an administration whose policies can do us as much damage as Al-Qaeda; the nation's "marketplace of ideas" is being poisoned, by a propaganda company so blatant that Tokyo Rose would've quit.
Nonetheless.... ...the headline is this: Bill Clinton did what almost none of us have done, in five years. He has spoken the truth about 9/11, and the current presidential administration. "At least I tried," he said of his own efforts to capture or kill Osama Bin Laden. "That's the difference in me and some, including all of the right-wingers who are attacking me now. They had eight months to try; they did not try. I tried."
Thus in his supposed emeritus years, has Mr. Clinton taken forceful and triumphant action for honesty, and for us; action as vital and as courageous as any of his presidency; action as startling and as liberating, as any, by anyone, in these last five long years.
* The Bush Administration did not try to get Osama Bin Laden before 9/11.
* The Bush Administration ignored all the evidence gathered by its predecessors.
* The Bush Administration did not understand the Daily Briefing entitled "Bin Laden Determined To Strike in U.S."
* The Bush Administration... did...not...try.
Moreover, for the last five years one month and two weeks, the current administration, and in particular the President, has been given the greatest "pass" for incompetence and malfeasance, in American history!
* President Roosevelt was rightly blamed for ignoring the warning signs -- some of them, 17 years old -- before Pearl Harbor.
* President Hoover was correctly blamed for -- if not the Great Depression itself -- then the disastrous economic steps he took in the immediate aftermath of the Stock Market Crash.
* Even President Lincoln assumed some measure of responsibility for the Civil War -- though talk of Southern secession had begun as early as 1832. But not this President. To hear him bleat and whine and bully at nearly every opportunity, one would think someone else had been President on September 11th, 2001 -- or the nearly eight months that preceded it. That hardly reflects the honesty nor manliness we expect of the Executive.
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