Tuesday, September 12, 2006

How dare you, Mr. President?

Keith Olbermann on MSNBC gave a most poignant summation of the inadequacy of President Bush's response to the 9/11 attack. I was actually quite stunned that a network allowed this to air. It was very refreshing to hear truth to power from the MSM.

This Hole in the Ground Video

The polite phrase for how so many of us were duped into supporting a war, on the false premise that it had 'something to do' with 9/11 is "lying by implication."
The impolite phrase is "impeachable offense."
Not once in now five years has this President ever offered to assume responsibility for the failures that led to this empty space, and to this, the current, curdled, version of our beloved country.

I then sat through another Presidential speech. Bush still riding his one trick pony. We're safer now that we've caught Saddam. Oh, yes, I can feel the safety. It's not unlike the warm glow of the fireball that's going to form over a port city any day now if he doesn't do something to secure the damn shipping system.

He also laid into Disney for their "Path to 9/11" movie and made good use of an old Twilight Zone episode to help make his point. All in all, I wish more commentary on the news was of this sort (from either side of the political spectrum) than the usual screaming heads we get these days.
The network gave him over 9 minutes to lambaste Bush for failing to respond to 9/11 in a useful way. I can't get over that he got away with this. To be "fair and balanced" here's a commentary on the commentary from a right-wing blogger.

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