Thursday, November 02, 2006

We Just Don't Get The Joke

That is, according to Keith Olbermann. Thanks to a friend of mine for bringing the link to my attention.

"The context was unmistakable: Texas; the state of denial; stuck in Iraq. No interpretation required.
And Mr. Bush and his minions responded by appearing to be too stupid to realize that they had been called stupid."

Yes Olbermann. Bush felt that way, members of Kerry's own party felt that way (including Hillary), millions of Americans felt that way. We all must have been too stupid to interpret such a clever joke in its correct context. Would that we could drink from the same font of knowledge that you and Kerry do.
Olbermann continues:

"This president must apologize to the troops for having suggested, six weeks ago, that the chaos in Iraq, the death and the carnage, the slaughtered Iraqi civilians and the dead American service personnel, will, to history, 'look like just a comma.'"

Yes, by God, because we cannot abide optimism. Dammit we won't STAND for it. Bush has time and again validated their deaths by speaking of the legacies they are helping to build.

"This president must apologize to the troops because the intelligence he claims led us into Iraq proved to be undeniably and irredeemably wrong."

And so must all of the senators and representatives (the democratic ones among them) who voted for the resolution. While we're at it, let's have the CIA apologize too.

The fact is that as you read Olbermann's article, he uses the same devisive language that he blames Bush for. Republicans are Bush minions. They make fun of "cripples". Blah blah blah. I have little if any respect for Olbermann, and not because he is a dissenting voice. It is because he's an ignorant jackass that IS the partisan hack he claims to rail against. Hypocrisy is disgusting whether you are a Republican or a Democrat.


Anonymous Billy Joe said...

Don't you think it would be strange to ask the CIA to apologize for the bad intelligence that got us into Iraq after George Bush gave Tenet the Presidential Medal of Freedom?

Bush obviously thought Tenet did a "heck of a job".

Woops! Maybe Bush is stupid after all...

1:17 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I guess Billy Joe "gets" the joke. I'm with you though, I don't get it. And I see your "asking the senators, representatives and cia to apologize" and I'll RAISE you, "Bill Clinton, Madelaine Halfbright, Russian intelligence, British intelligence, German intelligence, French (heh) intelligence and all the MANY groups who agreed that Saddam had WMDs in the late 90s and up to 2003. Olbermann is a joke, pure and simple. A partisan hack worse than James Carville, in my mind.

5:31 AM  
Blogger Sigmatus said...

Anonymous, you essentially hit my point on the head. This whole situation is too dangerous for partisanship.

10:35 AM  

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