Keith Olbermann rips homeland security czar Michael Chertoff a new, er, orifice, humorously parsing out what Bush's master of disaster could have been thinking when he announced he had a "gut feeling" a terror attack might be imminent despite having "no credible intelligence," in the words of a back-pedaling White House.
On Wednesday?s ?Countdown,? 9/11 commissioner Richard Ben-Veniste, above, added his voice to those criticizing ABC?s credibility-challenged 9/11 ?docudrama,? saying: ?It was quite clear, as the 9/11 commission report states, that Clinton authorized the CIA and the American forces to get Bin Laden?capture or kill?and this miniseries does not depict it accurately.?
Keith Olbermann has been on a roll lately, contesting the administration?s ?recent Nazi kick? with a series of essays. This time the ?Countdown? host went after the man himself, saying: ?Mr. Bush, you are accomplishing in part what Osama Bin Laden and others seek?a fearful American populace, easily manipulated, and willing to throw away any measure of restraint, any loyalty to our own ideals and freedoms, for the comforting illusion of safety.? (Video & Transcript)
Keith Olbermann delivered a masterful retort on Wednesday to Donald Rumsfeld's recent diatribe on fascism. With a commentary as apt as it was eloquent, Olbermann excoriated the defense secretary's very patriotism: "In what country was Mr. Rumsfeld raised? As a child, of whose heroism did he read? On what side of the battle for freedom did he dream one day to fight? With what country has he confused? the United States of America?" (Video & Transcript)