Olbermann hit the Pentagon hard and rightly for its statements during his “Special Comment” on Thursday’s edition of Countdown:
The full text of Olbermann’s “Comment” can be found here. It ends with this justly exasperated instruction to Bush:
Though the words might be erased from a million books and a billion memories, though the world be covered knee-deep in your lies, the truth shall prevail.Not surprisingly, Senator Clinton--who is currently considered the front-runner for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2008--has addressed the Pentagon’s assertion of her reinforcing enemy propaganda in a letter to U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates, calling that assertion (made specifically by Eric Edelman, the Defense Department’s undersecretary for policy) “outrageous and dangerous.”
This, sir, is your war.
Sen. Clinton has reinforced enemy propaganda? Made it impossible for you to get your ego-driven, blood-steeped win in Iraq?
Then take it into your own hands, Mr. Bush.
Go to Baghdad now and fulfill, finally, your military service obligations.
Go there and fight, your war. Yourself.
READ MORE: “Exclusive: Hillary’s Stinging Letter to SecDef Gates Obtained,” by Greg Sargeant (TPM Café); “Clinton, Kerry to Require Pentagon to Brief Congress on Redeployment Plans” (Think Progress); “The Pentagon Insults Hillary Clinton: Big Mistake,” by Fred Kaplan (Salon).