Olbermann: "Impeachable offense"

Olbermann's latest Bush jeremiad drops the "I" word.

By Kl

Published September 12, 2006 2:15PM (EDT)

Olbermann's latest is a sprawling, searing and somewhat over-the-top indictment of the Bush administration's exploitation of public good will to drag us into a war in Iraq, and it's summarized in War Room here. The line bound to be picked up most today among the politibloggers is this: "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.'" Last night, in the final hours of the fifth anniversary of 9/11, what seemed most stirringly true to us was this: "History teaches us that nearly unanimous support of a government cannot be taken away from that government by its critics. It can only be squandered by those who use it not to heal a nation's wounds, but to take political advantage."

By Kl


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