A BUZZFLASH EDITORIAL
We all know that the Libby trial is legally about perjury, even though the damage done to the United States by the executive branch of our government was much more than a legal violation; it was an impeachable offense.
A BUZZFLASH INTERVIEW
"Liberals are often codependent, and our so-called compassion becomes suspect when it is based on the desire to use others to prop up our self-worth." -- Peter Michaelson, author, Democracy's Little Self-Help Book
A BUZZFLASH NEWS ANALYSIS
Americans were reminded of our hatred of the Vice-President after his bizarrely combative exchange with Wolf Blitzer in an interview the other day. Blitzer, hardly a liberal, gave Cheney fair but challenging questions which were met with hostile responses and non-responses.
Yeah, they'd like that, those treasonous five. What's worse than that decision to put Bush into the White House? A smart ass justice comes close. It's odd and insane to me for Americans to have to "get over it" as if nothing has happened because of their political decisions. If these so-call Supreme Justices are smart enough to be on that bench, then they should have known what they were doing.
We have laws in this country with no statue of limitations on murder. Personally, we Americans should not get over it. Tell that to every person whose life has been dramatically altered due to their decisions. Get over it? What we really need in this country in order to "get over it," is accountability and that includes those who are given lifetime jobs and are bought off in our highest court ever. The people made their choices with a majority vote and they put in their own guy. Get over it? Ask me in 2050?
A BUZZFLASH NEWS ANALYSIS
Listening to George Bush's State of the Union, it sure sounded like Iraq is the only battleground in the "war on terror" and that Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan was a resounding success. "We did not drive al Qaeda out of their safe haven in Afghanistan only to let them set up a new safe haven in a free Iraq," Bush said in his case for why we need more troops in Iraq.
BARBARA'S DAILY BUZZFLASH MINUTE
What's a little "collateral damage" when weighed against the desire to preemptively invade a sovereign nation? Obviously the lives of CIA operatives were not a consideration for Dick Cheney and "Scooter" Libby when they persisted in the business of outing Valerie Plame and destroying Joe Wilson! Most of America is familiar with the phrase, "Ignorance of the law does not excuse." And I would add, "memory lapses" are not a defense!
WORLD MEDIA WATCH
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