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"Dems Blink" blares the front page headline on Newsday, the Long Island, New York, daily, for May 23. Since that time, the Democratic Left has been furious with, not the person and party that started and are running the endless War on Iraq, Bush and the Republicans, but with -- the Democrats! David Sirota, Cindy Sheehan, Debra (World Can't Wait) Sweet, the Daily Kos, etc. have been thundering on the Left about "betrayal," about "weak-kneed hypocrites," and worse. "You were elected to bring the war to an end, and now you are just letting it go on and on. That means," they say, "you can't trust the Democrats and we will have to do something about them." In my view, wrong analysis and a very dangerous implied remedy.

A BUZZFLASH NEWS ALERT

People for the American Way

Latest 5-4 Ruling Further Proof of the Alito Effect

In response to the Supreme Court's 5-4 decision today in Ledbetter v. Goodyear Tire, People For the American Way Foundation President Ralph G. Neas released the following statement:

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Dave Lindorff

Perhaps the best indication of the toothlessness and complicity of the new Democratic Congress is that President Bush, who between September 2001 and December 2006, used so-called "signing statements" and a bogus claim of extra-constitutional executive authority as commander in chief in time of war to invalidate 1,200 laws or parts of laws passed by Congress, hasn't issued a single one since January.

BARBARA'S DAILY BUZZFLASH MINUTE

[BuzzFlash Note: Barbara's taking a short break ... look for her "BuzzFlash Minute" again on June 5.]

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A grieving fiancée and all the headstones in this picture are grim reminders of why war is never the answer! All the death and destruction, all the "shock and awe" only goes to prove a failure in the leadership of America. They did not have what it takes to solve the problems we face in today's world! The sons and daughters and their loved ones are paying the ultimate price for the incompetence of George Bush, Dick Cheney, and this Bush administration!

A BUZZFLASH NEWS ANALYSIS

The 2008 campaign will require more Secret Service resources than expected, the Washington Post reported Tuesday. The article also brings up some interesting highlights on Secret Service coverage for the Bush administration:

WORLD ENERGY WATCH
edited by Gloria Lalumia

The World Energy Watch presents recent news and analysis highlighting the activities of the players involved in the power struggle for the world’s remaining energy resources

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Evelyn Pringle

The tax dollar funded photo op of Bush landing on an aircraft carrier all dressed up in a flightsuit to announce Mission Accomplished was a desperate attempt to give the illusion that Bush actually did serve his country in the military and to bolster his image as a self-described "war president."

A BUZZFLASH READER CONTRIBUTION
by Tom Wieliczka

On this Memorial Day, I open The New York Times, only to read that our soldiers go out with, and train, Iraqi soldiers by day and then the American soldiers find out at night that the insurgents they have just killed were the same Iraqi soldiers that had been with during the day!

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Michael Winship

As children, death was frightening and foreign; we were taken to faraway towns where relatives had died, but thought too young and impressionable to actually attend the funeral or see the deceased. The first body I ever saw in a casket was when I was a sophomore in high school. It was the father of a friend. The next one I saw was my own father.

What may surprise many of your basic
Right wing Republican second-guessers
Is that so many of the people who heckled
Weren't graduating students but professors.

This guy helped shape & launch the policies
That have caused America's estrangement:
Forget the war, Card even lacked the sense to
Get out of an ill-advised speaking engagement.

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