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by Dave Lindorff

Bush's "Coalition of the Willing," that motley crew of cajoled and pressured mostly minor nations that provided token troops to send to Iraq along with the U.S. juggernaut during the 2003 invasion of Iraq, is looking decidedly smaller today.

by Lucinda Marshall

I received a number of responses from an essay I wrote several months ago questioning the appropriateness of military air shows as a form of community-sponsored family entertainment. The gist of most of the letters was that the military defends our freedom and without it, I could not write these words. Indeed, I was told that to criticize militarism is unpatriotic and how dare I impugn the honor and integrity of those who serve in the armed forces defending the American way of life.

Future historians won't look kindly on their depravity
Will they next say that they're immune from gravity?

His getting kicked out of this prestigious group
Was a decision that wasn't reckless or hard ---
Rudy spent the same amount of time with them
That Bush did in the Alabama National Guard.

by Stephen Crockett

The recent claim by Dick Cheney to have both executive privilege and not to be part of the executive branch of government seems to amount to a claim that Cheney is simply above the rule of law. It appears that both Bush and Cheney think they rule by divine right like the absolute monarchs of medieval Europe or the dictators of the old Soviet Bloc. Both need to be impeached. Until they are removed from office, the media, Congress, and the courts should be aggressively investigating, exposing, and opposing their abuses of power.


(Winner of Top Ten Reasons to Impeach Bush and Cheney Will Receive a $100 BuzzFlash Progressive Marketplace Certificate.  Winner to be Announced on Friday, June 29.)

by George Gerber

Two weeks ago, I spoke of the "American Dance" George W. Bush and his cronies were practicing behind the shade of the White House windows. And now, I find myself on the sidelines watching the Democrats doing the Do-Si-Do as they dance in circles politely bowing as they go.


This is one of the reasons why -- the Repuglicans have acquired such an appalling reputation! The hateful drivel that spews from the mouths of so many conservatives is disgusting and reprehensible; when it becomes "threatening," it's downright criminal! "Right-wing nutcase Michael Graham's latest controversy -- in which he said he wanted to see someone "whack" the Clintons in a Sopranos spoof -- isn't the first time he's used violent rhetoric when discussing the Clintons. In 2003, Graham said of Hillary Clinton: "I wanted to bludgeon her with a tire iron." Then there's this from the darling of right wing radicals, "Ann Coulter once wrote that the debate over Bill Clinton should be about "whether to impeach or assassinate." And who can forget, "the comment by Jesse Helms in 1994: ‘Mr. Clinton better watch out if he comes down here. He'd better have a bodyguard.' Or G. Gordon Liddy's comment in 1995, when discussing how he'd used stick figures of the Clintons for target practice. ‘Thought it might improve my aim,' he said." And the terrible irony of it all is these guys are the ones who also claim to be "Christians"!!!

by Peter Phillips and Kate Sims
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"Paris Hilton's Symptoms Said to be from Prescription Drug Withdrawal," was the headline news on the Fox News Channel on June 13, 2007. This was the 56th headline on Paris Hilton covered by Fox in the previous 30 days. Even The New York Times got in on the Paris Hilton hoopla with a front-page story June 9 entitled "Celebrity Justice Cuts Both Ways for Paris Hilton."

Friday, 22 June 2007 02:41

Will Durst: Darting Squirters

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Four Star General David Petraeus spoke of George Bush's vaunted troop surge as having unintended consequences, i.e., the squirts. And no, I'm not kidding. By putting pressure on targeted segments of the bad guys, we have caused them to, and I quote, "squirt out of Baghdad." That's right. We squeeze. They squirt. Those darn squirters. Clever little squirters they. Wonder if they dart as well. Darting squirters; that would be something to see. Definitely worth a two-drink minimum.

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