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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. 

The case to still fight this war
Is no longer compelling; it
Is time to leave, not make yet
Another attempt at selling it.

Thursday, 13 September 2007 15:41

Peter Michaelson: Bush's Disorder

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by Peter Michaelson

I was sitting down at my breakfast nook to savor a cup of Peet's coffee enhanced with half and half when I noticed a raging maniac with fire in his eyes staring at me, while a devil emerged from his nose. The maniac was wearing horn-rimmed glasses, and the yellow devil had a red wormy tongue and was glaring, I swear, at Iran on a globe of the world that was stuck in the maniac's mouth. This image was on the cover of Erich Fromm's The Anatomy of Human Destructiveness, originally published in 1970 and resting beside my coffee.

Thursday, 13 September 2007 14:49

Thom Hartmann: The Problem With a 'War' Strategy

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by Thom Hartmann

The eerie juxtaposition of General Betrayus testifying today before Congress, and it being 9/11 (which helped Bush bring us disasters ranging from the PATRIOT Act to the Iraq War and Occupation) brings an opportunity to re-understand what's been happening here and in Iraq these past six years, and offers an insight into a way forward.

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by Norman Solomon

It evokes a tragedy that marks an epoch. From the outset, the warfare state has exploited "9/11," a label at once too facile and too laden with historic weight -- giving further power to the tacit political axiom that perception is reality.

Thursday, 13 September 2007 08:19

Martisa Vignali: My trip to Plains, GA


The author and her husband pose after church with the Carters outside of Maranatha Baptist Church in Plains, GA.

Thursday, 13 September 2007 07:21

BuzzFlash Mailbag for September 13, 2007

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Subject: Who's Really Paying Attention?

MS. SMITH GOES TO WASHINGTON

BuzzFlash,

Peace might come to Afghanistan and certainly without the involvement of the US. Of course, we can expect everything to be the same as it was a hundred years before Bush, except for the innocent people Bush killed for no reason. Those innocent people probably didn't even know bin Laden or where he was at the time. Bush bombed and killed close to 5,000 people just for kicks right after 911, and then after more deaths, due to fighting, Bush allowed bin Laden to escape into Pakistan, while the military stood by and heard the helicopters. Pakistan, the country where Bush's CIA purchased the prisoners for his secret prisons of torture, so Bush could say that he was fighting his "war on terror."

BARBARA'S DAILY BUZZFLASH MINUTE

Has anyone stopped to realize, our soldiers are dying, because the “shiftless” spoiled brat son of a rich father is hopelessly, utterly incapable of solving the problems he created? Anyone who thought the “pie in the sky” “flowers and song” thing was attainable, doesn’t have the brains God promised to brass monkeys!

Thursday, 13 September 2007 02:42

Dave Zirin and Etan Thomas: No Outsiders in Jena

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by Etan Thomas and Dave Zirin

"Outsiders need to stay away." That's what Billy Fowler of the school board in Jena, Louisiana, said about those who have raised concerns about the sentencing imposed on six African American boys -- ages 15-17 -- facing 100 years in prison.

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