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    Enjoy and be sure to watch the video at the link.


    Remember - Rumsfeld did not just call the Democrats out yesterday, he called out a majority of this country. This wasn’t only a partisan attack, but more so an attack against the majority of Americans.


    http://www.crooksandliars.com/2006/0...ry-on-rumsfeld

    The transcript of Keith’s comments tonight is available below the fold.

    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.

    Mr. Rumsfeld’s remarkable comments to the Veterans of Foreign Wars

    yesterday demand the deep analysis - and the sober contemplation - of every

    American.

    For they do not merely serve to impugn the morality or

    intelligence - indeed, the loyalty — of the majority of Americans who

    oppose the transient occupants of the highest offices in the land;

    Worse, still, they credit those same transient occupants - our

    employees — with a total omniscience; a total omniscience which neither

    common sense, nor this administration’s track record at home or abroad,

    suggests they deserve.

    Dissent and disagreement with government is the life’s blood of

    human freedom; And not merely because it is the first roadblock against the

    kind of tyranny the men Mr. Rumsfeld likes to think of as "his" troops still

    fight, this very evening, in Iraq.

    It is also essential. Because just every once in awhile… it

    is right — and the power to which it speaks, is wrong.

    In a small irony, however, Mr. Rumsfeld’s speechwriter was

    adroit in invoking the memory of the appeasement of the Nazis.

    For, in their time, there was another government faced with true

    peril - with a growing evil - powerful and remorseless.

    That government, like Mr. Rumsfeld’s, had a monopoly on all the

    facts. It, too, had the secret information. It alone had the true

    picture of the threat. It too dismissed and insulted its critics in

    terms like Mr. Rumsfeld’s - questioning their intellect and their

    morality.

    That government was England’s, in the 1930’s.

    It knew Hitler posed no true threat to Europe, let alone

    England.

    It knew Germany was not re-arming, in violation of all

    treaties and accords.

    It knew that the hard evidence it received, which

    contradicted policies, conclusions - and omniscience — needed to be

    dismissed.

    The English government of Neville Chamberlain already knew

    the truth.

    Most relevant of all - it "knew" that its staunchest critics

    needed to be marginalized and isolated. In fact, it portrayed the foremost

    of them as a blood-thirsty war-monger who was, if not truly senile - at

    best… morally or intellectually confused.

    That critic’s name… was Winston Churchill.

    Sadly, we have no Winston Churchills evident among us this

    evening. We have only Donald Rumsfelds, demonizing disagreement, the way

    Neville Chamberlain demonized Winston Churchill.

    History - and 163 million pounds of Luftwaffe bombs over England

    - taught us that all Mr. Chamberlain had was his certainty - and his own

    confusion. A confusion that suggested that the office can not only make the

    man, but that the office can also make the facts.

    Thus did Mr. Rumsfeld make an apt historical analogy.

    Excepting the fact that he has the battery plugged in backwards.

    His government, absolute - and exclusive - in its knowledge, is not the

    modern version of the one which stood up to the Nazis. It is the modern

    version of the government… of Neville Chamberlain
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    NRG, why haven't you commented on the "Who in the White House is going to jail" thread? Too busy being Olberman's sole audience member?
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    Another perspective on Olberman's latest nutty rant:

    http://newsbusters.org/node/7290
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    Quote Originally Posted by 1911sforever View Post
    NRG, why haven't you commented on the "Who in the White House is going to jail" thread? Too busy being Olberman's sole audience member?
    Nice swipe, but no actually the investagation is still ongoing, correct?
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    And yet another perspective.

    http://msnbc.msn.com/id/14570794/
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    Quote Originally Posted by NRG View Post
    Nice swipe, but no actually the investagation is still ongoing, correct?
    No swipe...just an invitation to comment on the non-frog march.

    And what would you call the combination of radical Islamism and fascism?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 1911sforever View Post
    No swipe...just an invitation to comment on the non-frog march.
    I was refering to this.

    Too busy being Olberman's sole audience member?
    I should have parsed your discussion a little more.
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    Yes. I took a serious swipe at Olberman there...he must have a whopping 185,000 viewers a night.

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