Olbermann to Bush at Ground Zero: ‘May This Country Forgive You’
Posted on Sep 11, 2006
In perhaps his most powerful monologue ever, MSNBC host Keith Olbermann savagely harangued Bush for using 9/11 as a wedge to pit Americans against Americans. “Who has left this hole in the ground? We have not forgotten, Mr. President. You have. May this country forgive you.”
Highlighting this speech and last week’s “Have you no sense of decency?” monologue, The Nation called Olbermann “the best news anchor on television today.”
Crooks and Liars:
And anyone who claims that I and others like me are “soft”, or have “forgotten” the lessons of what happened here—is at best a grasping, opportunistic, dilettante—and at worst, an idiot—whether he is a commentator, or a Vice President, or a President.
However. Of all the things those of us who were here five years ago could have forecast—of all the nightmares that unfolded before our eyes, and the others that unfolded only in our minds… none of us could have predicted… this.
Five years later this space… is still empty.
Five years later there is no Memorial to the dead.
Five years later there is no building rising to show with proud defiance that we would not have our America wrung from us, by cowards and criminals.
Five years later this country’s wound is still open.
Five years… later this country’s mass grave is still unmarked.
Five years later… this is still… just a background for a photo-op.
It is beyond shameful.