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.
A BUZZFLASH READER CONTRIBUTION
by Richard A. Stitt
Leaving no doubt that the war in Iraq has no end, Bush has instructed his toady generals to proclaim that the surge of troops must continue through at least the beginning of next year. By then of course, we most likely will have gone through several charades where Democrats send forth funding bills with accountability restrictions while Bush continues to veto anything and everything that might have to do with compromises to end the fiasco and sectarian civil war in Iraq.
A BUZZFLASH NEWS ALERT
President Bush and top Republican leaders have been ignoring the advice of our generals for years on Iraq and Afghanistan. Now the top House Intelligence Committee Republican is rejecting the advice of our generals about how to deal with the implications of global warming on national security.
BARBARA'S DAILY BUZZFLASH MINUTE
General Batiste, I salute you and your honesty! You are an outstanding example of what America should be, you are a soldier first and foremost, and that sir is outstanding! Thank You, would that others be as candid! If only George Bush’s hand picked Generals on the ground were as concerned about our troops and America as they are about personal advancement, the whole world would be a better place!!!
A BUZZFLASH NEWS ANALYSIS
A 1999 poll in the midst of Bill Clinton's impeachment trial showed that only 32% of Americans wanted to remove him from office. But a poll this week shows that 39% of Americans want Bush and Cheney to be impeached.
A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Marjorie Cohn
Since the 9/11 attacks, the Bush administration has made the "war on terror" the centerpiece of its domestic and foreign policy. Bush cries terror where there is none -- as in Iraq and in the communications of ordinary Americans. Meanwhile, he protects the real terrorists in our midst.
When a ton of crap is dumped from way high above into the lake of our lives, we rarely worry about the tiny arcing droplets splashing on our face mainly because we're too busy keeping our boats afloat and our breathing apparatuses above water, but I would like to spotlight a seemingly insignificant drop of moisture pooling at the end of our nose that is destined to affect us for the rest of our natural born days. Namely: the name George. Which is getting such a bad rap these days, it will soon qualify for 12 step status. "Hi, my name's George and I'm a George." "Hi George."
A BUZZFLASH NEWS ALERT
Protest Bush at St. Vincent College on May 11
On Friday, May 11 at 10 a.m., George W. Bush will give the commencement address at St. Vincent College in Latrobe, PA, a small town about 30 miles outside of Pittsburgh. If you know anyone in the Pittsburgh area, please send them the attachment with elaborate details about Friday's protest.
A Question No One In The GOP Can Answer
If Republicans are opposed to benchmarks
And refuse to abide by them at all
Then why are so many of them now saying
They'll only back the surge until the fall