Olbermann did another one of his special comments tonight, this one a response to Bush’s speech from last night. His special comments have been uniformly good, and tonight’s was no exception. A few excerpts, painstakingly transcribed by your humble blogger:

  • “Only this president, only in this time, only with this dangerous, even messianic certitude could answer a country demanding an exit strategy from Iraq by offering instead an entrance strategy for Iran.”
  • “This is diplomacy by skimming. It is internationalism by drawing pictures of Superman in the margins of the textbooks. It is a presidency of Cliff Notes.”
  • “Who is left to go and fight, sir? Who are you going to send to interrupt the flow of support from Iran and Syria? Laura and Barney?”
  • “You speak of mistakes, and of the responsibility resting with you. But you do not admit to making those mistakes, and you offer us nothing to justify this clenched fist towards Iran and Syria.”

And then there was one that summed up my feelings nicely:

  • “You, sir, have become the President who cried wolf. All that you say about Iraq now could be gospel. All that you say about Iran and Syria now could be prescient and essential. We no longer have a clue, sir. We have heard too many stories.”

Thank you for saying these things, Mr. Olbermann. Please keep doing your special comments.

jane doe

P.S. to my nonexistent readers — I don’t have the technological capability (or the bandwidth) to post a clip of the special comment, or I would. But Crooks and Liars always seems to post them, so you might check there if you want to hear it in its entirety.