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Wednesday, 08 August 2007 08:59

BuzzFlash Mailbag for August 9, 2007

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Subject: Iraq

"... We need to recognize, as Lugar implicitly does, that Iraq no longer exists as a unified country. In the parts where we can accomplish nothing, we should withdraw. But there are still three missions that may be achievable-disrupting al-Qaeda, preserving Kurdistan's democracy, and limiting Iran's increasing domination. These can all be served by a modest US presence in Kurdistan. We need an Iraq policy with sufficient nuance to protect American interests. Unfortunately, we probably won't get it."

A BUZZFLASH READER CONTRIBUTION
by George Gerber

(Ed. Note: This is the final in a 3-part series, here are the first part and the second part.)

MS. SMITH GOES TO WASHINGTON

BuzzFlash,

If all of the Democrats had voted against this, it would have been defeated.

Wednesday, 08 August 2007 07:01

BuzzFlash Mailbag for August 8, 2007

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Subject: My Letter To The Speaker, And It's Time To Impeach

Speaker Pelosi,

Wednesday, 08 August 2007 04:38

Living in the Weimar Republic of America

A BUZZFLASH EDITORIAL

It's become a bit of a cliché to compare the rise of Cheney-Bush fascism to the ascendancy of the Third Reich, but the analogy does reveal a fundamental truth about power and politics.

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Norman Solomon

The problem with letting history judge is that so many officials get away with murder in the meantime -- while precious few choose to face protracted vilification for pursuing truth and peace.

A grand total of two people in the entire Congress were able to resist a blood-drenched blank check for the Vietnam War. Standing alone on Aug. 7, 1964, senators Ernest Gruening and Wayne Morse voted against the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution.

When it comes to any steroids talk,
Barry Bonds has always protected himself;
Is the number 756 for home runs
Or how many times he's injected himself?

Wednesday, 08 August 2007 03:46

Thom Hartmann: Roll Back the Reagan Tax Cuts

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Thom Hartmann

Our bridges are falling apart (among other things), and its Ronald Reagan’s fault.

A few hours before the bridge collapsed in Minnesota, a news release landed (among hundreds) in my email inbox. It was from the right-wing “Heartland Institute” and a Minnesota conservative group calling itself the “Taxpayers League of Minnesota.” It read:

Wednesday, 08 August 2007 03:40

Cindy Sheehan: Turns out we are 'Mad as Hell'

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Cindy Sheehan

Since I posted my article: I'm as Perturbed as Heck, I have received many e-mails and messages. This is a typical response:

Is Alberto Gonzales who only tell lies a
Likely guy to ever be honest about FISA?

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