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.


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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?

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