Keith Olbermann tells it like it is in this commentary on the Republican Party's terror tactics.
The key to terror, the key to terrorism, is not the act - but the fear of the act. That is why bin Laden and his deputies and his imitators are forever putting together videotaped statements and releasing virtual infomercials with dire threats and heart-stopping warnings. But why is the Republican Party imitating them?
When, last week, the CNN network ran [the above] video of an insurgent in Iraq, evidently stalking and killing an American soldier, the Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, Mr. [Duncan] Hunter, Republican of California, branded that channel, quote, "the publicist for an enemy propaganda film" and that CNN used it "to sell commercials."
Another California Republican, Rep. Brian Bilbray, called the video "nothing short of a terrorist snuff film."
If so, Mr. Bilbray, then what in the hell is your Party's new advertisement?