View Full Version : I'm on the fence about Olbermann: Video Inside

09-26-2007, 07:30 AM
(AuGmENTor: Lots of what this guy has to say I agree with. But when the whole Imus thing went down, I wanted to bite his face. Not that I am an Imus fan, but that has nothing to do with HIS right to free speech. Video link at source.))

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Olbermann: Bush Used Bogus Terror Threat to Scare Votes for FISA Bill
By Logan Murphy
Crooks and Liars

Tuesday 25 September 2007

Keith Olbermann has been tracking (http://www.crooksandliars.com/2007/07/27/keith-olbermann-updates-the-nexus-of-terror-and-politics-creating-terror-scares/) the Bush Administration's use of trumped up terror alerts (http://www.crooksandliars.com/2006/08/14/olbermann-the-nexus-of-politics-and-terror/) to manipulate the American people for the past two years, but in this latest Nexus of Politics & Terror report on Countdown, it appears the president stooped to a new low by using a bogus terror threat that specifically targeted Capitol Hill (http://www.rollcall.com/issues/1_1/breakingnews/19681-1.html) to manipulate members of Congress just hours before a crucial vote on the FISA bill last August.

According to Rep. Jane Harman (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Terrorism Risk Assessment (http://hsc.house.gov/about/subcommittees.asp?subcommittee=11), the Bush administration knowingly used bogus intelligence to make lawmakers believe there was the chance of an imminent attack on the U.S. Capitol, thus frightening them into passing the temporary expansion of his powers to spy on Americans under the FISA act. Keith talks with former Reagan administration official and chairman of the American Freedom Agenda (http://www.americanfreedomagenda.org/) Bruce Fein, who has called for the impeachment of both Dick Cheney and George Bush (http://www.crooksandliars.com/2007/07/14/bill-moyers-roundtable-on-impeachment-of-bush-cheney/) about Bush's unconstitutional power grabs and how the Democrats can exert their powers as a co-equal branch of government by refusing to fund any spending mandated in future FISA bills.

09-26-2007, 09:23 AM
I need to watch this but I am at work. I do like a lot of his 'special comments'......must watch later.