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Monday, 26 February 2007 06:03

Cindy Sheehan: Iraqis are People, Too

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by Cindy Sheehan

After spending two heart-wrenching hours listening to two Iraqi gentlemen, an educator and a scientist, in Istanbul giving agonizing testimony about what is really going on in Iraq (outside the Green Zone), I returned to my hotel room and read something from the AP that tore my heart apart even further.

Monday, 26 February 2007 05:15

BuzzFlash Mailbag for February 26, 2007

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Subject: Al Gore, Rock Star (Washington Post)

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Fresh off his Oscar victory last night for Best Documentary, Al Gore has been stripped of his title by the U.S. Supreme Court. George W. Bush was declared the new winner despite the fact that he had not received a single vote or even watched a movie in the last decade except for Mel Gibson's The Passion of the Christ.

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by Danny Schechter

New York, New York (Mediachannel.org): TV News comes alive when celebrities or former presidents die. That's the time when news ghouls come out to play.

BARBARA'S DAILY BUZZFLASH MINUTE

The horror of what happens because George Bush is incompetent and is sticking his nose and American troops into a civil war in Iraq, is mind-blowing!!! "Hersh: U.S. Funds Being Secretly Funneled to Violent Al-Qaeda-Linked Groups ... this president is really taking his notion of executive privilege to the absolute limit here, running covert operations, using money that was not authorized by Congress, supporting groups indirectly that are involved with the same people that did 9/11"! Then there is this: "American aircraft are bombing terrorist targets that have been chosen by US and Iraqi forces ...  the air-strikes were aimed at insurgent strongholds ... the hideouts of Sunni insurgent gangs linked to al-Qaeda." Obviously the moron's left hand doesn't know what his right hand is doing, so his solution is to bomb both Sunnis and Shiites with American troops in the middle! 

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by Peter G. Cohen

If you knew that your group was making a float for the 4th of July Parade, you would find time to make your costume and help with the float. Far more important are the priorities of the federal budget. If we get to work and demand a well-pruned budget that faces not only our real military needs but also the urgent national needs -- such as reducing global warming and improving healthcare for our people -- we can change budget priorities. Forget making that costume and express your patriotism by helping to shape a budget that will make our national future more secure.

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by Stephen Crockett

The Bush Republicans seem to be playing a very cynical political game concerning the Iraq policy debate. The overwhelming majority of policy experts and the American public has already concluded that the Bush White House policies pursued in Iraq have been complete failures. The policies were ill-conceived in design and executed poorly at the political level.

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.

Monday, 26 February 2007 02:02

Brent Budowsky: Thank You Al Gore

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by Brent Budowsky

Al Gore is the most qualified person in America to bring peace between the Hollywood moguls attending the fundraisers of Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama.

Monday, 26 February 2007 01:36

Dave Zirin: An Open Letter to Jason Whitlock

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by Dave Zirin

[Note to Reader: Over the last decade, Jason Whitlock has been one of the most prominent African American sports columnists in the United States. He writes for the Kansas City Star and AOL Sports. For reasons unclear, he often refers to himself as "Big Sexy."]

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