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Olbermann to Bush: "Have you no sense of decency, sir?"

Channeling Murrow looks good on Keith
On last night's Countdown, Keith Olbermann took Bush to task, without mincing words, for "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." And it only got better from there.

A brief excerpt:
It is to our deep national shame -- and ultimately it will be to the President's deep personal regret --that he has followed his Secretary of Defense down the path of trying to tie those loyal Americans who disagree with his policies -- or even question their effectiveness or execution -- to the Nazis of the past, and the al Qaeda of the present.
...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.
It thus becomes necessary to remind the President that his administration’s recent Nazi "kick" is an awful and cynical thing.
And it becomes necessary to reach back into our history, for yet another quote, from yet another time and to ask it of Mr. Bush:
"Have you no sense of decency, sir?"
Bravo, Keith. You can read the entire transcript at Bloggerman.

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Melissa McEwan writes and edits the blog Shakespeare's Sister.