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07. Jul 2007

Keith Olberman om Scooter Libby og præsident-embedets demise

I didn't vote for him, but he's my president, and I hope he does a good job. Olberman tager udgangspunkt i disse John Wayne's ord om John F. Kennedy, og slår fast med syvtommersøm, hvorfor Bush i dag har svigtet denne tillid.

Hvis du ikke ser andet TV i dag, så se dette, og se det til ende. Og se det her på kanal YouTube - du kan være sikker på, at det ikke kommer i DR (eller PR, som nogen kalder det).

"I accuse you, Mr. President, of lying this country into war. I accuse you of fabricating in the minds of your own people a false implied link between Saddam Hussein and 9/11. I accuse you of firing the generals who told you the plans for Iraq were disastrously insufficient.

I accuse you of causing, in Iraq, the needless deaths of 3586 of our brothers and sons and sisters and daughters and friends and neighbours.

I accuse you of subverting the Constitution, not in some misguided but sincerely-motivated struggle to combat terrorists, but to stifle dissent. I accuse you of fomenting fear among your own people, of creating the very terror you claim to have fought. I accuse you of exploiting that unreasoning fear, the natural fear of your own people who just want to live their lives in peace, as a political tool to slander your critics and libel your opponents.

I accuse you of handing part of this Republic over to a Vice President who is without conscience, and letting him run roughshod over it.

And I accuse you now, Mr. Bush, of giving, through that Vice President, carte blanche to Mr. Libby, to help defame Ambassador Joseph Wilson by any means necessary, to lie to Grand Juries and Special Counsel and before a court, in order to protect the mechanisms and particulars of that defamation, with your guarantee that Libby would never see prison, and, in so doing, as Ambassador Wilson himself phrased it here last night, of becoming an accessory to the obstruction of justice.