On the eve of the Inauguration of Barack Obama it is natural to reflect upon from where we have come and how we got to this one moment in history. We can all sit around and argue about what went right or wrong with the Bush Administration but to do so the opposite side would have to admit that indeed Bush made mistakes. They must admit there is a possibility that he lied, or worse, committed crimes. That in and of itself is a tough thing to find. Even today with Bush’s approval rating at 18%, it is still the voices on Fox News who refuse to admit the truth and the voices on CNN who don’t want to admit that there is a reason to reflect. They simply want to move forward.
Keith Olbermann put things in perspective by encapsulating Bush’s 8 years into 8 minutes; a time frame of the mistakes and lies. It is worth a watch. And if you combine what he says (video highlight below) with his “Special Comment” today (you can easily find that on MSNBC (countdown.msnbc.com), how we need to move forward is clear. Start here, just take a listen:
For those with a slower computer be patient. It has to load and the player will show a short commerical; but it’s well worth the wait. You can just copy/paste the URL above into your broser as well. While you’re there check out “Special Comments” about prosecuting torture.