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Tuesday, 02 January 2007 04:28

BuzzFlash Mailbag for January 2, 2007


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Subject: Read the AEI Report About Winning in Iraq

Read the report by AEI -- Choosing Victory (American Enterprise Institute)

This tells me that Bush has made up his mind, and his speech to America will be taken out of this report.

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R. Aschmotat
Fond du Lac, Wisconsin

[BuzzFlash Note: Thanks for the post-New Years' Eve sobering thought. This does seem like Bush's blueprint. Don't overlook this part: "A surge of seven Army brigades and Marine regiments to support clear-and-hold operations starting in the spring of 2007 is necessary, possible, and will be sufficient. These forces, partnered with Iraqi units, will clear critical Sunni and mixed Sunni-Shi’a neighborhoods, primarily on the west side of the city. After the neighborhoods have been cleared, U.S. soldiers and Marines, again partnered with Iraqis, will remain behind to maintain security."]

by Cindy Sheehan

Gerald Ford is dead. Every time I get a chance to turn on the TV I am incessantly reminded of this fact.

His body is lying in state on the same structure that has held up every dead president's body since Abraham Lincoln. His widow constantly has a military honor guard to support her, sometimes even physically. The flag draped coffin is never left alone: there is always a military presence there to guard and honor the body. We have seen Ford's flag-draped coffin entering and exiting planes and cars. The tradition can be quite moving at times, but, to me, also quite frustrating and gut-wrenching.


Cheney Says Ford Understood "There Can Be No Healing Without Pardon"

by Tony Peyser

Gee, Dick, I kinda think
Another way to heal certain scars
Is if crooked politicians
Wind up doing time behind bars.

by Michael Winship

The days from Christmas to New Year's saw the deaths of so many well-known people that an editor at a New York City TV station where a friend of mine works was getting frantic.

by Brent Budowsky

Americans from the left and right might think about why the broad American public shares a national moment, in honor of Gerald Ford as a symbol for decency and respect that has far too often been lost in recent years.

by Cindy Sheehan

Gerald Ford, an incompetent, never-elected past-president, was memorialized by one of his good buddies, and close confidantes, Dastardly Dick. The execution of Saddam Hussein is being celebrated by a blood thirsty media and another never elected, execution-happy, incompetent president. Dozens, if not hundreds more innocent Iraqis were killed today and the 3000th soldier crossed the threshold from life into the next world, more than likely.


Bush Was Allegedly Asleep When Saddam Was Hung

by Tony Peyser

As far as explanations go
That qualifies as a queer one
Translation: he passed out
After Condi's second beer run.

by Heather Wokusch, author of The Progressives' Handbook

"Fascism should more appropriately be called Corporatism because it is a merger of state and corporate power." - attributed to Benito Mussolini, Italian dictator

by Stephen Crockett

The pardon of Richard Nixon by President Gerald Ford started this nation on the path that eventually gave us the Constitutional abuses of George W Bush. The current media frenzy supporting the pardon is both simplistic and illogical.


AT&T’s agreement to Net Neutrality as a condition of their merger with Bell South was a huge victory for Internet freedom. It also debunks a top myth told to the public by Internet freedom opponents like AT&T: that Net Neutrality can’t be defined. It can be – AT&T just did it.

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