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Thursday, 24 May 2007 09:59

Larry Beinhart: Profiles in Cowardice

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Larry Beinhart

I live in New York. I called my Senators and Representative.

Hillary Clinton

I called Senator Hillary Clinton's office to ask how she was going to vote on the Iraq supplemental appropriations bill without benchmarks. The staffer at the other end of the line said she was studying the bill.

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Peter Michaelson

Democracy beware! TV titans and the marketing industry are gearing up to sap our will and make Americans more passive than ever. Their ultimate goal: the breakup of American character followed by the commercialization of the American soul.

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Cindy Sheehan

On the very early Saturday morning, eight days before Casey was killed in Baghdad, I received a phone call from him. He was still in Kuwait. He talked about the heat, about heading to Baghdad the following week; he was on his way to mass, then he told me about stopping in Shannon Airport, Ireland on the First Cav's way to Kuwait.

Thursday, 24 May 2007 04:11

BuzzFlash Mailbag for May 24, 2007

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[BuzzFlash Note: 1. Mailbag will be on vacation until June 1. Happy Memorial Day Weekend, and see you in June. 2. Some of your letters have been getting diverted to the bulk/spam folder. Our apologies. We're working on this.]

BARBARA'S DAILY BUZZFLASH MINUTE

Climbing on the war bandwagon, "Mitt Romney on Wednesday sharply criticized an ABC News report on a classified U.S. program about covert action inside Iran, saying such reporting has the potential to jeopardize the United States, and its citizens." His criticism is a whole lot of political hot air -- if he really wants to give somebody a talking to, then go directly to the source, go to the guy who is really jeopardizing the United States and its citizens -- go tell it to George Bush, and then tell him to get the hell out of Iraq and Iran before any more Americans die! 

Oh. My. God. Did You Hear Monica Goodling's Voice?

She's a Valley Girl; who could
Have forseen a
Thing like this? Gag me with
A subpoena.

A BUZZFLASH EDITORIAL

There is no question that the GOP is the party of surrender. Terrorists don’t need a timeline to know that Bush and Cheney began putting America in a position of weakness and vulnerability – both militarily and economically – when the mad king and his Rasputin – along with Svengali Rove -- ginned up a propaganda campaign to scare Congress into permitting them to make the strategically devastating error of invading Iraq.

A BUZZFLASH NEWS ANALYSIS

Corruption within the Department of Interior may have allowed oil companies to improperly save billions at the expense of the taxpayers. The Department’s Inspector General has already made at least two criminal referals to the FBI and the Justice Department, and Congressional Democrats have launched several investigations and introduced new legislation to fix the problem.

MS. SMITH GOES TO WASHINGTON

BuzzFlash,

If Gore would campaign like he talks today, that would be what the majority of Americans want to see, as long as he didn't take any small plane rides.

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by David Swanson

For almost five months, Congress has gone out of its way to avoid impeachment in order to get things done, and has thereby managed to have signed into law all sorts of wonderful legislation. Er, well, actually not so much legislation that you would really call wonderful. Well, OK, actually not a single bill, if you want to be picky about it. And of course, any useful legislation sent to the President is likely to be vetoed or signing-statemented.

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