This week our collection of Truthdig-flavored videos includes Bill Maher delivering the best analogy about America’s presence in Iraq that we’ve ever heard; a race-baiting ad leveled against Rep. Harold Ford; and President Bush ludicrously trying to convince America that he never said the words “stay the course.”

No. 1: Bill Maher: “You Can’t Call Yourself a Think Tank if All Your Ideas Are Stupid”

Bill Maher delivers a satisfying smackdown to all the neocons who made spectacularly, tragically wrong predictions about the Iraq war.

And then he delivers the best analogy about America’s current actions in the Iraq war that we’ve ever heard. (We’re not kidding; best ever. Warning: It’s not for kiddies.)

Bill Maher

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No. 2

: Bill Maher: Impeach Bush Over His Seven Minutes of Inaction

Maher was on fire this week, so he gets the No. 2 billing as well.

In this interview with MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough, Maher argues that Bush should be impeached for doing absolutely nothing for seven minutes after being told that the country was under attack on 9/11. Insanely, Scarborough tries to defend Bush for his inaction, but Maher is having none of it.

Maher and Scarborough

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No. 3

: Anti-Harold Ford Ad Draws Racism Charges

This Republican Party ad, which features a white woman inviting Rep. Harold Ford (D-Tenn.), who is black, to “call me,” is so loaded with racist overtones that even Ford’s opponent is distancing himself.

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No. 4

: Bush Backpedals on “Stay the Course”

The president is rewriting history again, this time on ABC’s “This Week,” where he told George Stephanopoulos: “Well, hey, listen, we’ve never been ‘stay the course,’ George. We have been — we will complete the mission….”

No. 5

: Truthdig Podcast: Electronic Elections, Kevin Tillman and More

This week Truthdig Editor Robert Scheer discusses the danger of electronic voting, Kevin Tillman’s essay “After Pat’s Birthday,” and more.

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