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Transcript for Keith Olbermann Segment on Bush Years: 8 in 8 Minutes, January 16, 2009, Transcript and Video Link

Transcript for Keith Olbermann Segment on Bush Years: 8 in 8 Minutes, January 16, 2009, Transcript and Video Link



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Transcript with video link on Keith Olbermann segment on Bush Adminstration: 8 years in 8 minutes
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Transcript for Keith Olbermann SegmentBush 8 years in 8 minutes January 16, 2008
George Walker Bush.43rd president of the United States.first ever with a criminal record.our third story tonight,his presidency: eight years in eight minutes.early in 2001 the U.S. fingered Al Qaedafor the bombing of the USS ColeBush counterterrorism adviser Richard Clarkehad a plan to take down Al Qaeda.instead by February the NSChad already discussed invading Iraq,and had a plan for post-Saddam Iraq.by March 5 Bush had a map ready for Iraqi oil explorationand a list of companies.Al Qaeda?Rice told Clarke not to give Bush a lot of long memos.not a big reader.August 6, 2001a CIA analyst briefs Bush on vacation:"Bin Laden determined to strike in U.S."Bush takes no action tells the briefer—quoteall right, you've covered your ass now.next month Clarke requestsusing new predator drones to kill Bin Ladenthe Pentagon and CIAsay no.September 11thBush remains seated for several minutesto avoid scaring school children by getting up and leaving.he then flies around the country
and promises quote a full scale investigation to findthose folks who did itRumsfeld says Afghanistan does not have enough targetswe've got to do Iraq.when the CIA traps Bin Laden at Tora Borait asks for 800 rangers to cut off his escapeBush outsources the job to Pakistanissympathetic to the TalibanBin Ladengets awayin February General Tommy Franks tells a visiting Senator Bush is moving equipment out of Afghanistanso he can invade Iraq.one of the men who prepped Rice for her testimonythat Bush did not ignore pre 9-11 warningslater explains quote we cherry picked thingsto make it look like the presidenthad been actually concerned about Al Qaedathey didn't give a bleep about Al QaedaJuly and Britain's intel chief says Bush isfixing intelligence and facts around the policy to take out SaddamJanuary 03Bush and Blair agree to invade in MarchMr. Bush still telling us he has not decidedtelling Blair they should paint an airplane in UN colorsfly it over Iraq and provoke a responsea pretext for invasionthe man who said it would take several hundred thousand troopsfiredthe man who said it would cost more than a hundred billionfiredthe man who revealed Bush's yellowcake liesmearedhis wife's covert statusexposedthe White House liars who did itand covered it upnot firedone convictedBush commutes his sentence
then in Iraq, stuff happens:Iraq's army, disbandedthe government de-Baathified200,000 weapons, billions of dollars justlostforeign mercenaries immunized from justice political hacks run the Green Zonereligious cleansing forcing one out of six Iraqis from their homesAbu Ghraibthe insurgencyAl Qaeda in Iraqother stuff does not happen:WMD post-war planning body armor vehicular armor the payoff?oiland billions for Halliburton, Blackwater and other companieswhile Mr. Bush denies VA healthcare to 450,000 veteranstries to raise their healthcare fees blocks the new G.I. Billand increases his own power with the USA PATRIOT Actwith the Military Commissions Act public orders exempting himself from a thousand lawsand secretly from the Presidential Records ActThe Geneva ConventionsFISAsparking a mass rebellion at the Justice Departmentsecret star chambers for terrorism suspects,overturned by Hamdan v Rumsfeld.denying habeas corpus,overturned by Boumediene v Bush.200 renditioningssleep deprivationabuseRumsfeld warned in 2002 that he was torturingthat it would jeopardize convictionsout of 550 at Gitmohundreds ultimately go free with no charges

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