Call it too much of a good thing, but the more Keith Olbermann delivers his 'special comments,' the less attention he seems to get for his riveting oratory. Too bad, because those moments are about the only compelling reason to even tune into the cable news networks.
On Wednesday, in the aftermath of the unfortunate Kerry 'apology,' a low moment in this campaign season for both the GOP, who welcomed the distraction, and the Democrats, who let Kerry twist in the wind, Olbermann gave another classic dressing-down of George Bush and his lackeys.
Rightfully, criticizing Democrats for being "too cordial," Olbermann called on President Bush to issue an apology of his own:
This president must apologize to the troops for having suggested, six weeks ago, that the chaos in Iraq, the death and the carnage, the slaughtered Iraqi civilians and the dead American service personnel, will, to history, “look like just a comma.”
This president must apologize to the troops because the intelligence he claims led us into Iraq proved to be undeniably and irredeemably wrong.
This president must apologize to the troops for having laughed about the failure of that intelligence at a banquet while our troops were in harm’s way.
This president must apologize to the troops because the streets of Iraq were not strewn with flowers and its residents did not greet them as liberators.
This president must apologize to the troops because his administration ran out of “plan” after barely two months.
This president must apologize to the troops for getting 2,815 of them killed.
This president must apologize to the troops for getting this country into a war without a clue.
And Mr. Bush owes us an apology for this destructive and omnivorous presidency.
We will not receive them, of course.
This president never apologizes.
There is far more to what Olbermann said and I have provided a link to his MSNBC site below for both a full transcript and the video.
Something that Keith Olbermann addressed briefly in his piece, which I think deserves a comment all its own is the president's cozying up to Rush Limbaugh, after Limbaugh made fun of Michael J. Fox's Parkinson's disease. Why did the media not demand an apology there? And why was Bush not challenged for appearing with a man who would unapologetically attack somebody's disability?
Limbaugh never apologized, yet Bush, this pathetic excuse for a leader, gives Limbaugh validity by appearing on his show to curry favor with ditto-heads. Where is the outrage over that?
There is none, of course, because the media is complicit with the soulless GOP and spineless Democrats just roll over and hope it all goes away so that they can slither into the majority.
Somebody should tell them they still have Diebold to contend with.
The link to the full transcript and video of Mr. Olbermann's latest 'must-see tv' is available here.