Keith Olbermann did a Special Comment this evening, but a ass-whuppin' broke out!
Timing it for the eve of the Senate vote on The Commander Guy's Attorney General nominee, his new Fredo, Michael Mukasey, MSNBC 'Countdown' anchor Keith Olbermann served up a blistering smackdown of The Decider Guy, not stopping short of, but, with steam coming out of his ears, labeled - correctly - our country's leader a criminal.
Using the revelation from last week, of former U.S. Acting Assistant Attorney General Daniel Levin research into torture, and allowing himself to be waterboarded (and,upon offering that opinion to the Bush Grindhouse, that it was, indeed, torture, Levin was promptly fired), Olbermann pounced on the Texas weed-whacker, right out of the gate;
Finally tonight, as promised, a Special Comment on the meaning of the story of former U.S. Acting Assistant Attorney General Daniel Levin.And he threw a few haymakers at Congress (and singling out the two caving Democrats, Schumer and Feinstein), reminding them that "... they should look into their own committee's history and recall that in 1973, their predecessors were able to wring even from Richard Nixon, a guarantee of a Special Prosecutor (ultimately a Special Prosecutor of Richard Nixon!), in exchange for their approval of his new Attorney General, Elliott Richardson."
It is a fact startling in its cynical simplicity and it requires cynical and simple words to be properly expressed:
The Presidency of George W. Bush has now devolved into a criminal conspiracy to cover the ass of George W. Bush.
All the petulancy, all the childish threats, all the blank-stare stupidity;
All the invocations of World War Three, all the sophistic questions about which terrorist attacks we wanted him not to stop, all the phony secrets;
All the claims of executive privilege, all the stumbling tap-dancing of his nominees, all the verbal flatulence of his apologists...
All of it is now -- after one revelation last week -- transparently clear for what it is: the pathetic and desperate manipulation of the government, the re-focusing of our entire nation, towards keeping this mock president, and this unstable vice president, and this departed wildly self-over-rating Attorney General -- and the others -- from potential prosecution for having approved or ordered the illegal torture of prisoners being held in the name of this country.
In a perfect world (or a Frank Capra movie), every Senator and Congressman that shows up for work tomorrow would say Olbermann was right, and, in swift, successive actions, shoot down Mukasy and draw up the Articles of Impeachment for the Dynamic Duo that sits in the Oval Office.
Or, someone, a member of Congress, a concerned DOJ employee, even a average Joe from Main Street USA, would pick up on The Garlic's call from this past Fourth of July, and make a Citizen's Arrest.
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Special Comment: On waterboarding and torture