The best videos of this week include a stunning clip of Bush unabashedly admitting that he lied to the press; a hysterical sendup of Rumsfeld’s contempt for the press; and Stephen Colbert’s tribute to the scandal-ridden GOP.

No. 1: Bush Admits Lying to Reporters About Rumsfeld

On Nov. 1, President Bush told a group of reporters that Donald Rumsfeld would stay on until the end of the term. Then, in a Nov. 8 press conference, one of those reporters asked the president to square his earlier comments with his announcement of Rumsfeld’s resignation.

Bush’s reply:

I did not want to make a major decision in the final days of the campaign. The only way to answer that question, and get it on to another question, was to give you that answer.”

  • In other words, he lied to the press for political purposes.
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    No. 2:Truthdig Podcast: Pelosi, Rummy, Sanders and the L.A. Times

    Truthdig Editor Robert Scheer sounds off on Nancy Pelosi’s speakership, Rumsfeld’s resignation, Bernie Sanders in the Senate and the fiasco at the Los Angeles Times.

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    No. 3:Fun With Rummy’s Hands

    “The Late Late Show” on CBS ran this hysterical spoof of Rumsfeld’s contempt for the press.

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    No. 4:“The Simpsons” Satirizes the Iraq War

    In this clip from the most recent “Simpsons” Halloween special, two outer-space aliens spar over the wisdom of destroying Earth over the dubious claim that its inhabitants were developing weapons of “mass disintegration.”


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    No. 5:Did Bush & Co. Doctor the ‘Mission Accomplished’ Video?

    White House operatives apparently cropped out the “Mission Accomplished” banner from the video of Bush speaking aboard the USS Abraham Lincoln in 2003. Inside Minnesota Politics’ Mike McIntee has the scoop.

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    No. 6:Colbert Pays Tribute to the Outgoing Republican Majority

    Colbert bids a heartfelt farewell to the scandal-ridden Republican majority of 1994-2006.

    GOP memories

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    No. 7:Filmmaker Talks War Corruption With Maher

    Documentary filmmaker Robert Greenwald speaks to Bill Maher about his latest movie, “Iraq for Sale,” which peels back the layers of the war profiteer industry in Iraq. Stunner: Private contractors are charging the U.S. Army $45 for a six-pack of Coke.

    Greenwald and Maher

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