Not only is Rumsfeld being creamed by pretty much every­one, but I’ve decided I want to have Keith Olbermann’s babies.

Here’s just a lit­tle of what he’s said about Rummy’s lat­est case of logorrhea:

[I]t did 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, it cred­its 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.

It gets bet­ter, though. It turns out that Salt Lake City, Utah, has one of the most pro­gres­sive may­ors I think any city has ever had, a man obvi­ously pos­sessed of balls the size of can­taloupes. Rocky Anderson, I salute you humbly for com­ments such as this:

Our chil­dren and later gen­er­a­tions will pay the price of the lies, the vio­lence, the cru­elty, the incom­pe­tence, and the inhu­man­ity of the Bush admin­is­tra­tion and the lackey Congress that has so cow­ardly abro­gated its respon­si­bil­ity and author­ity under our checks-​​and-​​balances sys­tem of government.

We are here to say, “We will not stand for it any more. No more lies. No more pre-​​emptive, ille­gal war, based on false infor­ma­tion. No more God-​​is-​​on-​​our-​​side reli­gious non­sense to jus­tify this immoral, ille­gal war. No more inhumanity.”

Let’s raise our voices, and demand, “Give us the truth! Give us the truth! Give us the truth!”

And while Bush is claim­ing he’s not mak­ing polit­i­cal com­ments, we all know what the truth really is — weeks before the 2006 elec­tions, right-​​wingers are shit­ting their Depends in ter­ror, which is pre­cisely as it should be.

The bat­tle isn’t over; it hasn’t even begun. It starts in November when we fire every dis­hon­est, duplic­i­tous son of a bitch that’s been lying to us.

It ends when Bush is dis­graced, when his “pres­i­den­tial library” (which will con­tain a book about a goat and — allegedly — “three Shakespeares” and a Camus) is empty of his­to­ries because no good his­to­ries of his fail­ures will ever be writ­ten, when he com­mits sep­puku one fine morn­ing a few years from now in shame over his own immense stupidity.


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