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Monday, 04 June 2007 07:37

BuzzFlash Mailbag for June 4, 2007

BUZZFLASH MAILBAG

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[BuzzFlash Note: Some of your letters have been getting diverted to the bulk/spam folder. Our apologies. We're working on this.]

Monday, 04 June 2007 04:37

Dave Lindorff: Iraq (and Iran) Rag

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
By Dave Lindorff

To the tune of "Fixin' to Die Rag" (Words by Dave Lindorff, with apologies to Country Joe MacDonald)

Come on all you fine women and men
Uncle Sam needs your help again
Bush has put us in a big train wreck
Off in a place they call Iraq
So forget that job and pick up your gun
We're gonna have a whole lot of fun.

Chorus:

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Stephen Crockett

The sudden rise of Fred Thompson as a leading Republican candidate for president shows that the Republican leadership still does not understand their impending implosion as a national political party. Thompson is a "sex-up" version of a failed product. With Thompson, voters are getting the same old package of ideologies and policies that have been total disasters for the vast majority of Americans with new wrappings. Fred Thompson is much more "Bush-lite" than the second coming of Ronald Reagan.

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Larry Beinhart

Supposedly we are in a sustained economic recovery and have been since 2002. Part of this is Bush hot air and the Republican Noise Machine, which the media quotes verbatim. By a certain measure, however, it's real.

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Linda Milazzo

At the end of CNN's morbidly titled "This Week At War," host Tom Foreman dramatized the importance of the 2008 Presidential election by deeming it a war-time election. He beseeched viewers to watch CNN's Presidential debates: the Democrats aired June 3 and the Republicans will follow on June 5.

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.

In 2004, a man was stopped at LAX
Who had a gun & tried to board a plane
He said it was an honest mistake and
Implied thinking otherwise was insane.

A BUZZFLASH EDITORIAL

The Democrats on Capitol Hill sure do need Sergeant Joe Friday to help them out.

You see, the D.C. Dems, especially now that they are "investigating" the Bush Administration, keep tripping over dead bodies – while doing their damned best to convince themselves that they just stumbled over a rug, not a corpse.

BUZZFLASH MAILBAG (Part 1 is here)

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A BUZZFLASH NEWS ANALYSIS

Evidently not content with turning the entire Middle East into a crisis zone, President Bush seems intent on provoking a second round of the Cold War before he leaves office. It's gotten so bad that an increasingly Stalinistic Vladimir Putin has started accusing us of provoking an "arms race" and conducting "imperialism" in global affairs.

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