August 31, 2006

Taking a Stand

Keith Olberman delivered a stirring and impassioned statement in response to Donald Rumsfeld's recent comments to a veteran's group where Rumsfeld accused those who opposed the disasterous and fruitless invasion of Iraq of being "morally confused" or otherwise disloyal.

We've heard this tune sung by an increasingly desperate administration for a long time now. Olberman is just one of millions of us who are don't feel like putting up with it anymore. It truly is past time for Americans to take a stand and reject this sort of un-American tactics and mindset in the strongest terms.
"The man who sees absolutes, where all other men see nuances and shades of meaning, is either a prophet, or a quack.

Donald S. Rumsfeld is not a prophet."

Watch the video here and share it with others.


At 8/31/2006 9:48 AM, Blogger Craig said...

I was very impressed when I saw this yesterday. I am glad that we have someone to stand up for us. Expecially in a time when our elected officials are affriad to speak up for us, in fear of lossing votes.

At 8/31/2006 12:13 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

All should view the video and read the transcript of Keith Olberman's remarks. It is perhaps one of the most patriotic and meaningful statements I've seen about American freedoms.

The quote TID's chosen to highlight merely catches the opening catch line, but it fails to capture the depth of the remarks, which compare the strangling of dissent within Chamberlain's government in the UK to that same strangling of dissent within our United States. Here's a few that ring in my ear:

- "Dissent and disagreement with government is the life’s blood of human freedom"
- ". . .[Rumsfeld], Mr. Bush, Mr. Cheney, and their cronies, have - inadvertently or intentionally - profited and benefited, both personally, and politically. And yet he can stand up in public, and question the morality and the intellect of those of us who dare ask just for the receipt for the Emporer’s New Clothes."
- "The confusion is about whether this Secretary of Defense, and this Administration, are in fact now accomplishing what they claim the terrorists seek: The destruction of our freedoms, the very ones for which the same veterans Mr. Rumsfeld addressed yesterday in Salt Lake City, so valiantly fought."
- and from Murrow: "'We will not be driven by fear into an age of un-reason, if we dig deep in our history and our doctrine, and remember that we are not descended from fearful men; Not from men who feared to write, to speak, to associate, and to defend causes that were - for the moment - unpopular.'"

At 9/02/2006 9:38 PM, Blogger diehard said...

I watched Oberman because I like him. He is right on as usual!

But I think Bush's people fantasize that they are the Third Reich.
They aren't. They are wanna bees. Bush is too stupid to be Hitler.


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