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BARBARA'S DAILY BUZZFLASH MINUTE

"Peace not war" is still the only way to save the world in which we live! A cabinet level Department of Peace is overdue; I nominate Rep. Jim McDermott for Secretary of Peace! The Department of Peace would be a welcome development since there has been a "shadow" Department of Intimidation and Revenge, operating behind the scenes from the very beginning of the Bush administration. Revenge and intimidation are the only things George Bush excels at; so the bully in chief himself is the CEO with Karl Rove and Dick Cheney being his strong-arm enforcers! Americans have not had an iota of peaceful serenity since these chickenhawk war-mongers arrived on the political landscape! Backed by their "brownshirts" and the Repuglico-fascists it's been one nasty battle after the other, and one great big aggressive, illegal, preemptive, unnecessary war! Time for a change! 

WORLD MEDIA WATCH

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The CheneyBush War Policy is becoming curiouser and curiouser. "Things are getting better in Iraq," they say, when they are clearly getting worse. "We must fight on 'victory' " they say, without ever defining what they mean by "victory," and when virtually every other military and political authority on the matter says that no matter how you define it, "victory" is impossible. They and their surrogates in the Congress and the Privatized Ministry of Propaganda label any critics of their policies as traitors. (Yes, "aiding and abetting the enemy" is one of the components of "treason.") So the conclusion that most observers come to is that they are in la-la land, that they are totally delusional. Well, there is another possible explanation: things in Iraq are going exactly the way they planned them to go. Let's connect the dots.

Tuesday, 27 February 2007 04:50

BuzzFlash Mailbag for February 27, 2007

BUZZFLASH MAILBAG

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Subject: White House Website Is Scrubbing Embarrassing Interviews?

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Martha Rosenberg

If you've never heard of Jim Zumbo, you certainly won't now.

The outdoors personality and big game hunter had his weekly TV show on the Outdoors network and position as hunting editor with Outdoor Life magazine abruptly terminated last week for criticizing the use of military-style assault rifles by hunters to shoot coyotes and prairie dogs.

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Cindy Sheehan

Dear Laura,

It has been quite awhile since I have written to you "mother to mother." A lot of water has gone under that proverbial bridge, huh? Remember, I wrote to you in August 2005, urging you then to assert any influence that you may have over your husband to help us bring America's sons and daughters home from Iraq. Many women at Camp Casey and around the world also wrote to you and those letters were delivered to your ranch on a very hot August day. You didn't answer me then, and judging by past unanswered letters to your husband and his mother, you probably won't answer me now. I have to try anyway.

Tuesday, 27 February 2007 02:32

Americans' Faith In Bush Badly Damaged

A BUZZFLASH NEWS ALERT

DNC Press Office

Washington, DC – President Bush's standing with the American people when it comes to the war in Iraq, fighting terrorism and the handling of intelligence has been greatly damaged. According to the latest Washington Post/ABC News poll, two-thirds of Americans disapprove of President Bush's decision to escalate the Iraq War and a majority of Americans back a redeployment of troops in the region, which Democrats have advocated. Furthermore, only "thirty-five percent said they can trust the administration to report potential threats from other countries honestly and accurately," and only 41 percent believe that the Bush Administration will do "a good job of handling current tensions with Iran."

BARBARA'S DAILY BUZZFLASH MINUTE

The real President of the United States of America had this to say in September 2002: "'I am deeply concerned that the course of action that we are presently embarking upon with respect to Iraq has the potential to seriously damage our ability to win the war against terrorism and to weaken our ability to lead the world in this new century,' Gore said. 'To put first things first, I believe that we ought to be focusing our efforts first and foremost against those who attacked us on Sept. 11. ...'"! The real President deserves a "Thank You" for his service, his vision, his experience, and most of all his concern for the human condition! "Thank You, Al Gore," for being a real man! "Thank You" for not being the egotestical, brass-balled, idiotic façade, the Supreme Court of the United States of America installed in the Oval Office in the year 2000! It's astonishing what a difference a man with a brain could have made!

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Michael Winship

In the late spring of 2004, when I was in Jerusalem, a white Episcopalian minister who had grown up in the deep South told me that if he had the choice of being a black man in 1950's Mississippi of his childhood or a Palestinian man in the West Bank today, he'd choose life in Mississippi.

Say it over and over again
Make it your brand new mantra:
This Bush & Cheney scheme
Is their very own Iran-Contra

 

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