During another of his notable special comments, Keith Olbermann took Bush to the woodshed over reports that the president plans to sell a troop escalation in Iraq as a “sacrifice.”

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    “The equation is simple: The country does not want more troops in Iraq. It wants fewer. Go and make it happen, or go and look for other work.”

    “The only object still admissible in this debate is the quickest and safest exit for our people there. But you — and soon, Mr. Bush, it will be you and you alone — still insist otherwise. And our sons and daughters and fathers and mothers will be sacrificed there tonight, sir, so that you can say you did not ‘lose in Iraq.'”

    “First we sent Americans to their deaths for your lie, Mr. Bush. Now we are sending them to their deaths for your ego.”


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