Tonight’s Countdown featured Keith Olbermann’s most pointed, focused and necessary commentary on the corrupt folly and danger that is the presidency of George Walker Bush that has ever been set to video or audio archive.
Olbermann’s point: Bush must resign to preserve what’s left of this delicate union we call the United States of America.
And I agree with him 100 percent. And just to make things right: Cheney should resign, too.
And both should be tried for crimes against the United States and the people of this great country.
Crooks & Liars has the full video, as well as a full transcript of Olbermann’s powerful piece, and I urge everybody – Democrat and Republican, liberal and conservative, American or non-American – to watch the piece, hear it out, and simplydo something to bring back a true moral center to the United States.
Bush and his theocon friends have so warped the definitions of what “morality” is that it’s no wonder that the United States is no longer held in high esteem by most of the world. Recent elections in France and Germany, and the turnover of power in the United Kingdom, point to this reality: the world is no longer willing to take our word on anything. We are no longer “The Greatest Nation”; rather, we are listing ever closer to the edge of irrelevance on the world political stage.
Since taking office in January 2001, the Bush administration has done more damage to this country than any foreign or separatist power ever managed to do before. The Constitution is in tatters. Civil liberties are mostly a thing of the past. Intelligent reason is damned by the powers that be, replaced by pseudo-religious zealotry and closed-mindedness that borders on the cult-like.
And congress needs to wake up and take action.