Olbermann: Who does Bush ‘think he’s F’n kidding?’
Posted on Mar 21, 2006
MSNBC host Keith Olbermann uses a clip from Bush’s own State of the Union address to contradict the president’s claim on Monday that he never made a direct connection between 9/11 and Saddam Hussein. Olbermann: “Who does the president think he’s F’n kidding?”
Hats off to Olbermann for showing the backbone that is so often absent in media coverage of the president’s claims.
Editor’s note: Thanks to commenter R. E. Bullis (#5566) for pointing out our misspelling of Olbermann’s name.
Crooks and Liars:
Today in [Bush’s] speech in Cleveland:
Bush: “First-just if I might correct a misperception, I don’t think we ever said, at least I know I didn’t say that there was a direct connection between September 11th and Saddam Hussein.”
In days gone by-SOTU-three years ago:
Bush: “Saddam Hussein aids and protects terrorists, including members of al-Qaeda.”
Now-anyone listening and watching his speech back then would make that connection easily enough since al-Qaeda was responsible for 9/11-don’t you think? Keith analyzes it very nicely.
Olbermann: “Saddam Hussein and al-Qaeda in the same sentence separated by seven words. Sept. 11th and Saddam Hussein -two sentences later, separated by six words. In a moment Craig Crawford joins me to discuss the fundamental remaining question. Who does the President think he’s F’n kidding?
MSNBC host Keith Olbermann sharply challenges Bush’s claim on March 20 that he never made a direct link between 9/11 and Saddam Hussein.