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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-06-07 12:21 PM
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Keith Olbermann: The Presidency Is Now a Criminal Conspiracy
The Presidency Is Now a Criminal Conspiracy
Bush may not observe the rules, but the country abides by them
by Keith Olbermann

It is a fact startling in its cynical simplicity and it requires cynical and simple words to be properly expressed: The presidency of George W. Bush has now devolved into a criminal conspiracy to cover the ass of George W. Bush.

All the petulancy, all the childish threats, all the blank-stare stupidity; all the invocations of World War III, all the sophistic questions about which terrorist attacks we wanted him not to stop, all the phony secrets; all the claims of executive privilege, all the stumbling tap-dancing of his nominees, all the verbal flatulence of his apologists

All of it is now, after one revelation last week, transparently clear for what it is: the pathetic and desperate manipulation of the government, the refocusing of our entire nation, toward keeping this mock president and this unstable vice president and this departed wildly self-overrating attorney general, and the others, from potential prosecution for having approved or ordered the illegal torture of prisoners being held in the name of this country.

Waterboarding is torture, Daniel Levin was to write. Daniel Levin was no theorist and no protester. He was no troublemaking politician. He was no table-pounding commentator. Daniel Levin was an astonishingly patriotic American and a brave man.

Brave not just with words or with stances, even in a dark time when that kind of bravery can usually be scared or bought off.

Charged, as you heard in the story from ABC News last Friday, with assessing the relative legality of the various nightmares in the Pandoras box that is the Orwell-worthy euphemism Enhanced Interrogation, Mr. Levin decided that the simplest, and the most honest, way to evaluate them was to have them enacted upon himself.

Daniel Levin took himself to a military base and let himself be waterboarded.

Mr. Bush, ever done anything that personally courageous?

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http://www.commondreams.org/archive/2007/11/06/5045/
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Dhalgren Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-06-07 12:44 PM
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1. Vicious editorial! K&R!
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tom_paine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-06-07 01:01 PM
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2. K & R
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HereSince1628 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-06-07 01:24 PM
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3. Olberman is fracturing the Democratic Party, He hates its Leaders...
And it seems to me with good reason!

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katty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-06-07 01:26 PM
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4. and always has been with the current WH,etal gang (thanks Keith!)
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Demeter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-06-07 11:38 PM
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8. Exactly! Only Now We Publicly Proclaim the Conspiracy Lives!
Nobody is trying to deny it (except Congress and Mukasey).
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katty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-07-07 02:31 PM
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11. yeah, polishing the 'turd' - hey, it's still a turd
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Lugnut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-06-07 02:04 PM
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5. K&R for Keith
And he knocks one out of the park again.
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amb123 Donating Member (764 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-06-07 02:19 PM
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6. K & R! A Must Read!
:thumbsup:
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Mme. Defarge Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-06-07 04:06 PM
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7. K & R!
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OneBlueSky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-07-07 04:09 AM
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9. k/r . . . though I strongly suggest that Keith avoid flying on small planes . . . n/t
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Senator Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-07-07 06:05 AM
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10. K&R&ImpeachNow
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