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Friday, 04 August 2006 02:32

Barbara's Daily BuzzFlash Minute for August 4, 2006

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BARBARA'S DAILY BUZZFLASH MINUTE

In my opinion, all those Repuglican “chicken-hawks” who rabidly support the military, war, death and destruction, do not do it for the benefit of our country or for patriotic “freedom and democracy,” rather it's to satiate their underlying need to vicariously but safely insert themselves into the action in an attempt to conceal their latent yellow-bellied cowardice!  

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'Third of Americans suspect 9-11 government conspiracy' --You can count me in as a true believer!  At the beginning, in trying to give Bush/Cheney and this administration the benefit of a doubt, it was my opinion, they didn’t realize the magnitude of horrendous death and destruction that would be caused by “Osama determined to strike within the U.S.,” but out of ignorance and a willingness to sacrifice a few for the many (“collateral damage” so to speak--“in war there’s always sacrifice”), they intentionally ignored the threat!  There was a need for a substantial reason to begin their march on world domination and bin Laden had unwittingly provided it for them!  But as time has passed and we’ve gotten to know Bush/Cheney and this administration and their secretive, underhanded tactics and strategies, as we’ve become aware of the length and breadth the whole lot of them will go to, in order to accomplish their goals, I now believe there’s more to it!  Strange, that on the much publicized tape of Osama boasting about 9-11, he said something about being “surprised” that the damage was more substantial and complete than he had envisioned.  Couldn’t be, he had a little help from his friends, could it?

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“President Jalal Talabani predicted Wednesday that Iraqi troops will assume security duties for the whole country by the end of the year …” This sounds more like a “stop loss” maneuver to me!  A move to try and stop the loss of Bush’s approval ratings and keep the troops and the money flowing into Iraq and out of our pockets!  Think for a moment what the cost of the Iraq war could have done for America had it been spent on real “freedom and democracy.”  With the benefits we could have gained we really would have been the envy of the entire universe, but alas and alack, we are on the verge of economic peril with deficits our grandchildren and great grandchildren will be paying after we’re long gone, of course that’s assuming that someone somewhere will step up to the plate and halt Bush’s march to Armageddon!  And believe me, God has nothing to do with this plan to end the world, it’s the insane fanatics on both sides who are fueling these hellfire flames!

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George Bush’s offenses have become so bad and varied that it takes more than Poppy and Bar to mop up the mess he’s made while playing president!  Yessirree bobtail, this time it takes the whole village to clean up after this idiot! Seems George and the gang are scurrying around looking for a way, any way, out of even the slightest possibility they could be caught by the laws they created!  “… they went back to the bagmen on Capitol Hill this week, ordering their minions to provide retroactive legal cover for the rank offenses committed by the big boys at the top when they devised their torture regimen.”  Just think, if they were to be arrested for committing war crimes, they could then be held by the military and tortured to get the truth out of them with all thanks to their efforts in circumventing the Geneva Conventions and changing the rules!  Now that’s what I would call JUSTICE!

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I am sick and tired of the Repuglican majority Congress blocking investigations, covering up, and otherwise protecting an administration that has done everything possible to destroy democracy in America.  I am disgusted with the “look the other way” members of Congress allowing laws to be flagrantly broken!  It's way past time for them to get off their duffs and put some effort into impeaching a president who has broken laws that have dire consequences for all Americans!  Tell what’s his name Lindsey Graham to put this tidbit regarding torture and abuse in his impeachment pipe and smoke it: “… the Navy's general counsel throughout the Terror War until last December, told the Pentagon that some of the specifically approved techniques ‘violated domestic and international legal norms’ with legal responsibility for the crimes running ‘along the entire length of the chain of command,' … And just last month, the Air Force's chief counsel … told Congress, under oath, that ‘some of the techniques that have been authorized and used in the past have violated’ key portions of the Geneva Conventions: the very portions that are the foundations of the U.S. War Crimes Act. … 'the top military lawyers for the Army, Navy and Marine Corps, who were seated next to Rives, said they agreed' with his analysis.”

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“Dust and smoke from the collapse of the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001, caused the lungs of rescue workers to age by an average of 12 years and may put them at risk of developing chronic breathing problems,” AND THE HORROR OF IT ALL DOESN’T STOP THERE, WE’RE NOW HEARING, “The EPA has verified that depleted uranium was in the plane that crashed into the Pentagon on 9/11 18,19 and that the crash site was contaminated. Residents of New York City detected radiation on hand held geiger counters at the WTC site. The EPA not only failed to protect emergency response personnel at both sites, but did not report or measure13 concentrations of very fine particles at any of the 9/11 plane crash locations. These are the most hazardous to health, and many personnel who worked at the crash sites are now very ill.”  This my dear friends is the Bush administration at work!  A big PS here -- “After burning, depleted uranium is altered both physically and chemically and estimates of risk to health and dose effects cannot be based on previous studies of naturally occurring uranium. In the Research Report Summaries7 of depleted uranium studies done for the military between 1974 and 1999, they clearly provide information and concerns in these studies about the hazards of depleted uranium both to health, exposure on the battlefield and damage to the environment.”

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So much for supporting the troops!  As long as Depleted Uranium is being used in modern day weaponry, the lives of our sons and daughters are at risk!  It’s bad enough that our troops risk death when being sent off to fight preemptive unnecessary wars, but it's horrendous knowing our own country is using materials that insidiously put the lives of our soldiers at risk, for years, long after the battle is over!

BARBARA'S DAILY BUZZFLASH MINUTE