Friday, January 12, 2007

Olbermann: "Mr. Bush, this is madness."

MSNBC's Keith Olbermann addressed The Decider again last night, reminding him, and us all, of the crooked and treacherous path down which our "President who cried wolf" has led the nation.

He unveils the truth behind The Decider's "surge" speech..... "Only this President.... could answer a country demanding an exit strategy from Iraq, by offering an entrance strategy for Iran."

Olbermann's reminder of The Decider's deceit is chilling....

"Before Mr. Bush was elected, he said nation-building was wrong for America. Now he says it is vital.....

"He told us about WMD. Mobile labs. Secret sources. Aluminum tubes. Yellow-cake.

"He has told us the war is necessary because Saddam was a material threat. Because of 9/11. Because of Osama Bin Laden. Al-Qaeda. Terrorism in General. To liberate Iraq. To spread freedom. To spread Democracy. To prevent terrorism by gas price increases. Because this was a guy who tried to kill his Dad.

"Because 439 words into the speech last night, he trotted out 9/11 again.

"In advocating and prosecuting this war he passed on a chance to get Abu Musab Al-Zarqawi. To get Muqtada Al-Sadr.

"To get Bin Laden.

"He sent in fewer troops than the Generals told him to.... He ordered the Iraqi army disbanded and the Iraqi government 'De-Baathified'.... He short-changed Iraqi training. He neglected to plan for widespread looting. He did not anticipate sectarian violence.

"He sent in troops without life-saving equipment. Gave jobs to foreign contractors, and not Iraqis. He staffed U.S. positions there, based on partisanship, not professionalism.

"He and his government told us 'American had prevailed', 'Mission Accomplished', the resistance was in its 'last throes'.

"He has insisted more troops were not necessary. He has now insisted more troops are necessary.

"He has insisted it's up to the Generals, and then removed some of the Generals who said more troops would not be necessary.......

"The war would pay for itself. It would cost 1.7 billion dollars. 100 billion. 400 billion. Half a trillion. Last night's speech alone cost another six billion....."

There's much more that Olbermann has to say, and says so well.... you can hear, see or read it for yourself at Special Comments.

It will make you weep for the waste of it all.

The tragedy of Iraq is what results when messianic ideology and unbridled ambition meet in an incurious, limited and stubborn personality.... The Decider.

The only words left for the nation and the world are...... "Good night and good luck."

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