Ah, yes, it's that time of year again, when little white lights are hung on trees around the world, people start shopping madly, and country superstar Toby Keith strings popcorn garlands with Stephen Colbert.
What's that? An Obama infomercial? Network TV? Wednesday night? Oh, right -- here it is, in case you missed it.
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)
Truthdig contributor Nir Rosen presents an oral history of a U.S Army Special Forces soldier who describes how he and his unit created more insurgents than they killed in Iraq.