Olbermann to Prez: Stop Scapegoating, Start Fighting

Anchor irate at blame game on war failure
By Heather McPherson,  Newser User
Posted Jul 20, 2007 11:12 AM CDT
Olbermann to Prez: Stop Scapegoating, Start Fighting
Democratic Presidential hopeful Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton D-NY speaks before a meeting of the National Association of Counties at the Richmond convention Center in Richmond, Va., Tuesday, July 17, 2007. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)   (Associated Press)

A war of words over the Iraq war that erupted this week nominally involves only a Pentagon underling and Hillary Clinton, but MSNBC's Keith Olbermann finds a message for President Bush in the back-and-forth. Accusing the administration of scapegoating both the senator and antiwar citizens, he calls for Bush to "go to Baghdad now" and fight the war himself.

A letter from a Defense Department official suggesting Clinton "reinforces enemy propaganda" by raising the issue of troop withdrawal set the "Countdown" anchor off.  He blasts the "utter, blinkered idiocy" of staying the course in a war launched by an administration with a “jump-off-a-bridge-and-hope-you-can-fly” attitude. Addressing Bush directly, he adds: "You have guaranteed yourself tonight not honor, but infamy." (More Keith Olbermann stories.)

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