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A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Peter Michaelson

Like Jim Carrey in Dumb and Dumber, the architects of the American way of life trundle down the highway ass-backwards, pathetically comic in the tragedy of their unnecessary stupidity.

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Danny Schechter
Mediachannel.org

"Institutions and human psychology lead financial markets to bounce back and forth between exuberant greed and catatonic fear. Times of fear generate high unemployment. Times of greed are likely to be times of destabilizing inflation." -- Economist Brad DeLong

New York, September 19: It was another week in which the debt crisis rolled over financial institutions worldwide and people's lives like an out-of-control freight train. On Tuesday, the U.S. stock market received a gift from the Federal Reserve Bank in the form of a half percent interest rate cut, twice the amount most analysts expected.

Why?

Thursday, 20 September 2007 02:36

Cindy Sheehan: David Cline: Friend of Peace, RIP

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Cindy Sheehan

"We are not the first group to call for impeachment. We have decided to add our voice to the call. All the reasons given for the invasion have shown themselves to be half-truths or misleading. The conflict continues to drag on taking the lives of our soldiers and innocent Iraqis. It is clear that George Bush does not intend to change course in an effort to right this great wrong. He has had enough time in his second term to begin a shift and he has not. It is time to remove him from office." David Cline, then President of the VFP, March '05

Wednesday, 19 September 2007 15:40

Oil and Betrayal in Iraq, By George Lakoff

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION

by George Lakoff George Lakoff of the The Rockridge Institute examines what Alan Greenspan's admission that "the Iraq war is largely about oil" means for America's troops and for the people of Iraq:

Tuesday, 18 September 2007 09:30

Cindy Sheehan: At What Price, Safety?

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Cindy Sheehan

I am consistently amazed at things that right-wing nut jobs throw at me to justify their support of an unjustifiable war. Seriously, when you watch Generals, Ambassadors, Senators, Congressmen, and pundits who still cheerlead for a miserable, failed, and murderous policy, you can almost see the skepticism in their eyes, too. They know they are lying for their masters now, if they, like George and Dick, didn't always know they were lying.

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Greg Palast

"[Palast] said you won the 2004 election - isn't that amazing?
There were multiple reports of disenfranchising of Black voters on the day of the election in 2004 in Florida and Ohio. ... How could you concede the election on the day?"

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Michael Winship

Last Tuesday, the 6th anniversary of 9/11, was actually the first since the tragedy that I spent the day at home, not going to Ground Zero or attending other memorial services. Instead, I tuned the TV to Channel 11, so that even as I went about my business, the annual naming of the 2,750 victims unfolded within easy earshot.

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Greg Palast

A special investigative report from inside Iraq

Monday, September 17, 2007 -- Did you see George all choked up? In his surreal TV talk on Thursday, he got all emotional over the killing by Al Qaeda of Sheik Abu Risha, the leader of the new Sunni alliance with the U.S. against the insurgents in Anbar Province, Iraq.

Monday, 17 September 2007 07:40

Mike Ferner: New Day in the Anti-war Movement?

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Mike Ferner

Other demonstrations against the war in Iraq have been larger, but the one in Washington, D.C. this past Saturday was significant in another way because of a very different feel about it.

Sunday, 16 September 2007 16:30

George Lakoff: Whose Betrayal?

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by George Lakoff, The Rockridge Institute

Betrayal is everywhere in the news. We learned from the Washington Post that Alan Greenspan said, in his new book, "I am saddened that it is politically inconvenient to acknowledge what everyone knows: the Iraq war is largely about oil." Not keeping our country safe, as the troops were told. Not democracy. Not Weapons of Mass Destruction. Not al Qaeda. Oil! All those lives and maimings about oil! Are you shocked, shocked? It is Betrayal of Trust of the highest order: "Politically inconvenient ... everyone knows..." Oil was not discussed at the Petraeus hearings. The silence in Washington has been polite.

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