Wednesday, January 03, 2007

From "Shock and Awe," to "Stay the Course," To "Surge and Accelerate," To "Sacrifice"

MSNBC's Keith Olbermann (video) provides yet another articulate, pointed (stabbing, even), denunciation of George W. Bush's war. And, the metamorphosis of John McCain--now, taking on the neocon mantra; courting the neocon base of pundits and preachers, warmongers and profiteers--does not escape Olbermann's eloquence.

The video linked above (more than ten minutes), provides, in part, the following:

"And our sons and daughters and fathers and mothers will be sacrificed there tonight, Sir, so that you can say you did not 'lose in Iraq.'

"Our policy in Iraq has been criticized for being indescribable, for being inscrutable, for being ineffable.

"But it is all too easily understood now.

"First, we sent Americans to their deaths for your lie, Mr. Bush.

"Now we are sending them to their deaths for your ego.

"If what is reported is true — if your decision is made and the "sacrifice" is ordered — take a page instead from the man at whose funeral you so eloquently spoke this morning — Gerald Ford: Put pragmatism and the healing of a nation, ahead of some kind of misguided vision.


1 comment:

Doogman said...

I don't think Bush will resign, nor do I believe he'll be impeached. In fact, I think even after the GOP loses the '08 elections (regardless of the coming nuclear attack Robertson's predicting) he'll have to be frog-marched out of the White House by Marines after a protracted armed standoff.

The man, IMHO, is completely bonkers.

The best we can hope for is that he'll have a psychotic break in the middle of a live television appearance - then maybe the folks around him will realize how much of a danger to us all he really is.