Thursday, October 19, 2006

It isn't terrorists who have the power to destroy this Nation

Olbermann's Special Comment on the habeas-stripping torture bill:

We have lived as if in a trance.

We have lived as people in fear.

And now—our rights and our freedoms in peril—we slowly awake to learn that we have been afraid of the wrong thing.

Therefore, tonight have we truly become the inheritors of our American legacy.

For, on this first full day that the Military Commissions Act is in force, we now face what our ancestors faced, at other times of exaggerated crisis and melodramatic fear-mongering:

A government more dangerous to our liberty, than is the enemy it claims to protect us from.
There's a lot more, including a "Your words are lies, Sir."

Video available at Crooks & Liars.

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