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Friday, December 19, 2008

Olbermann: 'The president is just full of crap'

David Edwards and Muriel Kane

As George W. Bush prepares to leave office, he and his staff appear to be attempting to rewrite history to cast him in a more favorable light -- but it seems that history may have the last laugh.

MSNBC's Keith Olbermann featured three examples of "Revision-gate" on his program Tuesday, starting with Press Secretary Dana Perino's insistence that, rather than Americans being occupiers, "we are absolutely a guest" in Iraq.

"Obviously, that microphone flying in the post-shoe fracas hit her in her grammar," Olbermann suggested.

Olbermann's prime example, however, was Bush's claim while visiting Afghanistan this week that "I never said the Taliban was eliminated, I said they were removed from power."

Olbermann refuted this a flurry of Bush quotes, including his statement in September 2004 that "the Taliban is no longer in existence." Bush has also repeatedly referred to the "defeat" of the Taliban and claimed in September 2002 that "the Taliban's ability to brutalize the Afghan people and to harbor and support terrorists has been virtually eliminated."

"See, here's the thing," Olbermann concluded, literally throwing up his hands. "The president is just full of crap."

This video is from MSNBC's Countdown, broadcast Dec. 16, 2008.




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