Thank god for YouTube! This video clip from the Rachel Maddow show captures the CRUX of the CRISIS America finds itself in: BOTH PARTIES are OWNED by the Big-Business, Big-Finance, and WAR-LOBBY lobbies!
Here, Rachel says that she has previously said on her show -
"the Senator [Feinstein] was ESSENTIALLY IMPLICATED in the bush administration's 'Intelligence' FIASCOs, like TORTURE and RENDITION and WARRANTLESS WIRETAPPING, because she had a KEY CONGRESSIONAL OVERSIGHT ROLE for intelligence during the bush administration,
and if he had HAD EFFECTIVE OVERSIGHT, during the Bush administration, none of that stuff should have happened."
[Continuing, Rachel says] - "Well, Senator feinstein's office issued a statement to us:
[Rachel reads text of e-mail comment from senator feinstein's office]-
"I have LONG OPPOSED ILLEGAL DETENTIONS and COERCIVE INTERROGATION METHODS.
These activities HAVE GREATLY DAMAGED AMERICA's REPUTATION AROUND THE WORLD, and HAVE MADE THE WAR ON TERROR HARDER TO FIGHT"
"Ending thise Detention and interrogation practises are among my TOP PRIORITIES as CHAIRMAN of the SENATE INTELLIGENCE Committee."
Rachel cleverly closes the segment by noting that her show has repeatedly provided Senator Feinstein an opportunity to come on the show, and discuss those policies, or in particular what the Senator has done to oppose them in, oh, the past 8 years.
Those policies that, HAVE, INDEED!, MADE THE WAR ON TERROR FAR MORE DIFFICULT and costly than otherwise - WITH the tacit, lying, hypocritical, sanctimonious, TWO-FACED COMPLICITY of Senator Feinstein and the other AIPAC & WAR-LOBBY "Democrats"!
Seantor Feinstein's PROTESTATIONS that she have "LONG OPPOSED" those policies ARE at best a lame denial, at worst a Neo-Con WHITEWASH LIE.
Senator Feinstein, as almost all the other Senate Democrats, did NOTHING to SUPPORT Representative Kucinich's REAL attempts to "OPPOSE" Dick Cheney's and George W. Bush's DISASTROUS "intel" policies which, in her own words "GREATLY DAMAGED AMERICA's" ability to wage the war on terror!
THE ONLY reason we get this REAL News - which the LYING, pro- TORTURE, pro-DEFICITS, pro-STOLEN ELECTIONS, pro-LOOTED TREASURY, pro-ILLEGAL SPYING, pro-WAR-CRIMES corporate media _refuse_ to cover - is because YouTube was able to catch Senator Feinstein's own statement (as read by Rachel Maddow) and juxtapose them with the REALITY that Senator Feinstein has DONE NOTHING to OPPOSE those policies in 8 years, instead of the polished fluff and whitewash DISTRACTIONS the "major media" likes to CRAM DOWN America's THROATS.