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DNC Press

McCain Puts Presidential Politics Ahead of Iraq
Arizona Senator Misses Third Important Vote on Iraq

Washington, DC - After initially signaling that he considered the Iraq vote taking place in the Senate yesterday important, Republican presidential hopeful John McCain backtracked and skipped the vote on his own McCain-Bush escalation plan. Ironically, McCain was campaigning aboard the so-called "straight talk express" when he decided to contradict himself and go on to miss his third vote on the issue of Iraq this year.

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As Valerie Plame has now testified under oath,we can conlude that it was treason that the Busheviks committed.

On Friday morning, March 16, Plame told the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform that she was a covert operative for the CIA before the White House outed her, compromising an entire network and CIA front company.

BARBARA'S DAILY BUZZFLASH MINUTE

Frog-march, frog-march, frog-march!!! "New unreleased e-mails from top administration officials show that the idea of firing all 93 U.S. attorneys was raised by White House Deputy Chief of Staff Karl Rove in early January 2005, indicating Rove was more involved in the plan than the White House previously acknowledged." Frog-march, frog-march, frog-march!!! " The e-mails also show how Alberto Gonzales discussed the idea of firing the attorneys en masse while he was still White House counsel - weeks before he was confirmed as attorney general." NOT POLITICAL; MY REAR END!!! "Sampson wrote: "... if Karl thinks there would be political will to do it, then so do I." and "The e-mails put Rove at the epicenter of the imbroglio and raise questions about Gonzales' explanations of the matter."

Friday, 16 March 2007 04:35

DNC: Time for Gonzales to Go

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DNC Press: Time for Gonzales to Go

Washington, DC - Calls for the resignation of Alberto Gonzales, including some from Republican lawmakers, continue to mount over the scandal around the politically motivated firings of several U.S. Attorneys. As the scandal continues to widen, it's clear that while Alberto Gonzales must go, he is just the tip of the iceberg, as other senior Bush aides including Karl Rove have also been implicated. Despite his earlier assertions that he was in no way involved in the scandal, an e-mail, dated Jan. 9, 2005, said Gonzales "discussed the matter while he was still White House counsel." Another e-mail indicated that Karl Rove was also "involved in discussions about firing the prosecutors as early as Jan. 6, 2005." [Bloomberg, 3/15/07]

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Danny Schechter

On Wednesday night, I was at the Village Synagogue in Manhattan showing HBO's film "The Journalist and Jihadi" about the murder of journalist Daniel Pearl. The film, which I worked on as a contributing producer/consultant, concludes by linking al Qaeda's #3 operative, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed to his shocking videotaped beheading slaughter.

Friday, 16 March 2007 02:29

BuzzFlash Mailbag for March 16, 2007

[BuzzFlash Note: With sincere apologies, here's the Friday 3/16 Mailbag. It was inadvertently posted Friday at BuzzFlash.org but not on BuzzFlash.com. The Monday 3/19 Mailbag also is posted now, here: http://www.buzzflash.com/articles/mailbag/341]

Karl's office was bombarded with reporters' calls
But he was not available to comment to the press
Even though his secretary forwarded messages to
Where he was hiding behind Harriet Miers' dress.

WORLD MEDIA WATCH

Summaries are excerpted from the source articles; the featured article follows the summary section.  A recommended "site of the day" will also appear occasionally following the summaries. 

Call me cynical if you like
Or even accuse me of lying
But next they'll say he made
Mueller do domestic spying.

Thursday, 15 March 2007 13:24

Cindy Sheehan: The Ides of March

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by Cindy Sheehan

A few days ago, I sent out a frustrated e-mail to a small listserv that includes some major peace activists in the nation, including Dennis and Elizabeth Kucinich. My e-mail read as follows:

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