But he thinks it is the Bush Administration that resembles Chamberlain.
Try that one on for size for a while. Talk about turning reality on its head!
Then watch this rather amusing and astonishing rant by Mr. Olbermann, which may be unmatched in its narcissistic fury.
Apparently Donald Rumsfeld's hard-hitting attack on the arguments (yes, the arguments, not the people) of the anti-war Left was too much for Mr. Olbermann. So he responded, as the Left always has, with ad hominem attacks on Rumsfeld and everyone around the Secretary.
It's too bad for Olbermann that no one watches his show on MSNBC.
Olbermann Watch has this rather, well, sharp-edged commentary:
While I appreciate the effort of some to make sense out of KO's recent special comment on Countdown last night my advice to Olby Watch readers is "don't bother". First, keep in mind that this "deep analysis" is coming from an individual who runs around in a raincoat doing bad Peter Finch impersonations and presenting news commentary in the form of hand puppets while screaming to any TV critic who will listen how he wants to be taken seriously. Second, the internal logic of Olby's diatribe will make your head spin; for claiming that there is a threat greater than "some" will acknowledge Olby compares Bush to Neville Chamberlain when the historical analogy he goes on to present suggests that the only appropriate comparison is between Bush and Churchill not Chamberlain. Olby goes on to praise [Chamberlain] Churchill for defying those who would label him a war monger while advancing the notion that Bush and Rumsfeld are war mongers who waged an "unnecessary" war in Iraq.Maybe it was this Rumsfeld quote that did poor Keith in:
It's a strange time:I can see how statements like those above would drive Olbermann up the nearest wall. Too bad he did not respond to the argument instead of personally attacking the man who made it. Keith was a lot more interesting back when he did sports.
When a database search of America's leading newspapers turns up literally 10 times as many mentions of one of the soldiers who has been punished for misconduct -- 10 times more -- than the mentions of Sergeant First Class Paul Ray Smith, the first recipient of the Medal of Honor in the Global War on Terror;
Or when a senior editor at Newsweek disparagingly refers to the brave volunteers in our armed forces -- the Army, the Navy, the Air Force, the Marines, the Coast Guard -- as a "mercenary army;"
When the former head of CNN accuses the American military of deliberately targeting journalists; and the once CNN Baghdad bureau chief finally admits that as bureau chief in Baghdad, he concealed reports of Saddam Hussein's crimes when he was in charge there so that CNN could keep on reporting selective news;
And it's a time when Amnesty International refers to the military facility at Guantanamo Bay -- which holds terrorists who have vowed to kill Americans and which is arguably the best run and most scrutinized detention facility in the history of warfare -- "the gulag of our times." It’s inexcusable.
Those who know the truth need to speak out against these kinds of myths and distortions that are being told about our troops and about our country. America is not what's wrong with the world.
The struggle we are in -- the consequences are too severe -- the struggle too important to have the luxury of returning to that old mentality of “Blame America First.”