by Jeff Cohen
Watching the nightly news last night was a hair-pulling experience -- even more than normal.
The top story on national TV was the Senate testimony of the top military brass, who basically admitted that the U.S. invasion of Iraq had brought on a disaster.
A BUZZFLASH NEWS ANALYSIS
All but a few Senate Democrats showed some backbone and voted against the Republicans' ludicrous bill that combined a raise in the minimum wage with a significant cut in the estate tax. BuzzFlash has blasted the maneuver as a transparent political attempt to try to undermine Democrats before the election (Nine Resons to Hate te Minimum Wage/Estate Tax Bill - And the People That Don't, 8/2).
A BUZZFLASH READER CONTRIBUTION
by Marjorie L. Swanson
It has become increasingly clear that for many people in this country there is only one really important thing in their lives. It’s not patriotism or respect for others. It’s not their religion, although they may try to tell you otherwise.
A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Cindy Sheehan
"Speaking peace while making war is not a sustainable policy."
-- Mr. Rami G. Khouri; on Condi's "glamour" visit to Israel last week, (Jordan Times, August 4, 2006)
BARBARA'S DAILY BUZZFLASH MINUTE
In my opinion, all those Repuglican “chicken-hawks” who rabidly support the military, war, death and destruction, do not do it for the benefit of our country or for patriotic “freedom and democracy,” rather it's to satiate their underlying need to vicariously but safely insert themselves into the action in an attempt to conceal their latent yellow-bellied cowardice!
A BUZZFLASH EDITORIAL
A special nod to Paul Krugman this morning for reiterating an important point that BuzzFlash has noted before.
A BUZZFLASH EDITORIAL
If you are one of those who cringes when you hear assertions such as that "we are descending into fascism," then read the following and please tell us why this is not a factual assessment of the Bush Administration play for Stalin-style absolute powers" The White House is seeking legislation that would allow people not affiliated with terrorism to be prosecuted in military commissions -- with far fewer rights than afforded civilians."