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by Elliot D. Cohen, Ph.D.

Recently, in one of his special comments, Keith Olbermann, host of MSNBC's Countdown, remarked, "First we sent Americans to their deaths for your lie, Mr. Bush. Now we are sending them to their deaths for your ego." This echoes the logic commonly ascribed to Bush for his resolve to send more American troops into harm's way in Iraq. But this would be to underestimate Bush's deeper ideological commitment, a resolve that goes well beyond his own ego.

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by Heather Wokusch


After the WMDs - but before creating Democracy to prevent the newly created terrorists from attacking America - the reason Bush said he invaded Iraq was to remove Saddam Hussein from power and to bring him to justice.



What are the choices facing Democrats in Congress today? Well, during this honeymoon period they can get into bed with those who "brung them," sleep alone, or sleep with the enemy, the Bush GOP. This time, Americans expect those taking oaths of office to take those oaths seriously.

Monday, 08 January 2007 07:28

Shirley Smith: War



This was in the West Virginia Gazette:
Before my brother in the 101st Airborne went to Iraq, we talked about deer hunting. As promised, when he came back after one year, we went hunting. After three hours, I found him sitting on a log crying. I asked him what was wrong and he just threw his gun over the hill and said no more killing. If you're out in the woods and find a .30-06 Remington Model 700 and a 270 Remington you can keep them. And thank George Bush for them.

Sunday Gazette-Mail - Readers' Voice

Shirley Smith

Monday, 08 January 2007 06:55

BuzzFlash Mailbag for January 8, 2007


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Subject: Bush's Continuing War and His Speech This Week

Could you start a grassroots action where on the night of Bush's speech everyone who is against sending more troops to Iraq floods the media with write-ins and call-ins? That's what I intend to do. And keep calling on the speed dial on my cell phone over and over and over and over until they are all sick of my voice. And call your Congressmen and -women. And your Senators. Let them all know you demand a pull-out, not an escalation. And demand to know where our war dollars have been spent and don't give a dime for Iraq reconstruction until you know where the money given to this war so far has gone and how it's been spent, most likely building the new American "Vatican" in Baghdad, the permanent bases, the Green Zone hideouts, etc. As Molly Ivins said, if we want the Americans out of this war, it's up to all of us. We have no leadership.

Donna Woods
Enumclaw, WA


In a few days, George W. Bush is expected to announce his plans to boost troop levels in Iraq. Leading congressional Democrats have already signaled their disapproval of such a decision and have suggested a struggle, but by the time Bush gives his speech it may already be to late.

by Robert Weitzel

A man I once knew survived his tour of duty in Vietnam. In the privacy of a rented house trailer he drank alone until he finally had the “courage” to kill himself. I don’t know if he saw combat. He never said. I only assumed he had because when he spoke, what he said had the finality of a trigger pull. To my mind, there is only one way to acquire such certainty.


The Elections Were A Vote For Bipartisanship?

by Tony Peyser

WaPo continues to spread this lie
But we know how this story comes out:
American voters simply decided
It was time to throw all of the bums out.


"... the general surgeons are doing their work and there is the body of this Navy SEAL, which is a physical specimen to behold," he told IPS. "And his abdomen is open, they're exploring both intestines. He's missing both legs below the knee, one arm is blown off, he's got incisions on his thighs to relieve the pressure on the parts of the legs that are hopefully gonna survive and there's genital injuries, and you just want to cry." No wonder George Bush wants Americans "to go shopping"; he is desperately attempting to divert attention from the realities of the Iraqi war! If the American people knew what is really going on in this insane war, the only "SURGE" would be every American marching to Washington to tell George Bush personally, NO MORE WAR!

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