Keith Olbermann has a few choice words for "dear leader" and his "sacrifice:"
Olbermann special comment slams Bush's golf 'sacrifice'
But it was a third remark which, Olbermann stated, "makes the rest of us question not merely his leadership or his judgment but his very suitability to remain in office ... perhaps the most startling reply of this nightmarish blight on our lives as Americans."
In response to a leading question, Bush explained that he had given up golf in August 2003 because of the growing violence in Iraq. "I don't want some mom whose son may have recently died to see the Commander-in-Chief playing golf. I feel I owe it to the families to be as -- to be in solidarity as best I can with them."
"Do you think these families, Mr. Bush, their lives blighted forever, care about you playing golf?" Olbermann asked indignantly. "Do you think, sir, they care about you? ... You didn't give up your pursuit of this ... morally bankrupting war. ... You didn't even give up talking about Iraq. ... You didn't give up your presidency. ... Four thousand Americans give up their lives and your sacrifice was to give up golf?"
"The war in Iraq is not about you," Olbermann concluded. "It is not, Mr. Bush, about your grief. ... Your war is about how you accomplished the derangement of two nations .. and about how you sent 4000 Americans to their deaths -- for nothing!"
"This last piece of advice. When somebody asks you, sir, about Democrats who must now pull this country back from the abyss ... about the cooked books and fake threats .. about your gallant, self-abnegating sacrifice of your golf game ... shut the hell up!"