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J.K.

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I (Keith Olbermann) am Dynamite!


You can download, and read the transcript of, Olbermann’s preemptive strike against the Bush administration’s “new Iraq Strategy” here. And while you’re at it, why not check out this article which he references in the course of his comment. This, my friends, is the real deal. It is made all the more potent when you consider the standard of journalism in American mainstream media today. As a taster;

…This senseless, endless war. But it has not been senseless in two ways. It has succeeded, Mr. Bush, in enabling you to deaden the collective mind of this country to the pointlessness of endless war, against the wrong people, in the wrong place, at the wrong time. It has gotten many of us, used to the idea — the virtual “white noise” — of conflict far away, of the deaths of young Americans, of vague “sacrifice” for some fluid cause, too complicated to be interpreted except in terms of the very important sounding, but ultimately meaningless phrase, “the war on terror.”

And the war’s second accomplishment — your second accomplishment, sir – is to have taken money out of the pockets of every American, even out of the pockets of the dead soldiers on the battlefield, and their families, and to have given that money to the war profiteers. Because if you sell the Army a thousand Humvees, you can’t sell them any more, until the first thousand have been destroyed…

Absolutely brilliant stuff. But you have to wonder, though, why it has taken till now, more than 6 years into Bush’s Reign of Terror, for public opinion to turn. Or, as Olbermann suggests, is it down to one of the few successes of the Bush Administration; that the collective mind had been so deadened…

J.K.