Johnny Dollar, principal author of the world’s greatest watchblog, sent me a heads up a few hours ago that Olby will have yet another “special comment” tonight. No foolin’? What are the odds that he’d have a hysterical anti-Bush rant for the nutroots to pleasure themselves to on the day his new book comes out?
There’s a sneak preview on Olby’s “blog.” Number 1 on Amazon or bust, baby!
They promised protection, and then showed that to them “protection” meant going to war against a despot whose hand they had once shaken, a despot who we now learn from our own Senate Intelligence Committee hated Al-Qaeda as much as we did.
The polite phrase for how so many of us were duped into supporting a war, on the false premise that it had ‘something to do’ with 9/11, is “lying by implication.”
The impolite phrase is: impeachable offense.
James Joyner and Bob Owens round up the filthy, filthy nutroots reaction to today’s anniversary. Joyner claims he’s surprised by the tone, which must be an exceedingly dry bit of sarcasm. If you really are surprised, JJ, I assure you — you’re the only one who is. On the other hand, today above all days is an occasion to remember the enemy. Aren’t they doing that?
The CNN 9/11 compilation is coming soon. Apologies for dragging my feet, but I’m under the weather and it’s still hard to watch the footage. One thing I’d forgotten but remembered while editing is how much camaraderie I felt with other Americans that day, including the left. It’s the one genuinely warm memory of the attack that I have. Never again.
Update: Kos hides the evidence. Greg Tinti thoughtfully retrieves it.
Update: Newsbusters has video of Olby’s “special comment.” Part of it, anyway; it ran nine rod-rubbin’ minutes, if you can believe it. He delivered it at Ground Zero, too. Because he’s that much of a patriot.
Johnny Dollar’s posted his recap. Go see how Olberstain spun MSNBC’s poll numbers about whether Americans feel safer today.