A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Gary Handschumacher
"We have assumed the name of peacemaker, but we have been, by and large, unwilling to pay any significant price. And because we want peace with half a heart and half a life and will, the war of course, continues, because the waging of war, by its nature, is total, but the waging of peace, by our own cowardice, is partial.....We cry peace and cry peace and there is not peace. There is no peace because the making of peace is at least as costly as the making of war, at least as exigent, at least as disruptive, at least as liable to bring disgrace, prison, and death in its wake" [Daniel Berrigan, No Bars to Manhood, 1970]
BARBARA'S DAILY BUZZFLASH MINUTE
"'I think that Donald Rumsfeld will go down in history as one of the worst secretaries of defense in history ...' McCain said." And you, John McCain, will be remembered as the most revolting suck-up in the world, history will show you will do and say anything to survive and run yet another presidential campaign!
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.
This was a desperate stunt in the defense's misdirection gumbo
For closing. I bet that they'll drag in Matlock or perhaps Columbo.
A BUZZFLASH INTERVIEW
Rumsfeld came to Baghdad to shake hands with Saddam, even as the tortures and executions were going on. The Americans knew full well what kind of a tyrant they were dealing with, but they wanted him in their camp. -- Barry M. Lando, author of Web of Deceit
MS. SMITH GOES TO WASHINGTON
"King, a highly paid model for postage stamps." -- Anonymous
Seven hundred and thirty-seven and counting, US military bases around the world? How to colonize the world without the pilgrims? What in the hell are we thinking? This is why so many Americans are without proper healthcare, education, and money that should go toward the common wealth of this nation. The money goes to other countries for the upkeep of US military bases, instead of to our own cities and towns here in the United States.
A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Glenn W. Smith
Humans are a brutish, belligerent, and evil species, rotten to the core of our incorrigible selves, according to New York Times columnist and neo-conservative propagandist David Brooks.
A BUZZFLASH NEWS ALERT
"The end of this war has to start sometime and somewhere. Stopping the expansion of these troops needs to happen now." -- Iowa Senate President and Korean war veteran, Jack Kibbie
JEFFREY FELDMAN'S FRAMESHOP
Majority of religious voters in U.S. now feel religion is "under attack"
A dangerous trend emerging in the "God Gap" (source: The Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life).
DR. J'S SHORT SHOT
About three weeks ago, BuzzFlash ran a Short Shot of mine entitled "Pres. Ahmadinejad and Pres. Bush: Connecting through God." In fairness to President Ahmadinejad, I should like to note that he is not the only authoritarian ruler connecting with God with whom Bush has a more than passing connection. I have recently come across a set of quotes demonstrating that Bush and Hitler too have/had much in common in the manner in which they see/saw themselves connecting with the Almighty. references, in part: http://www.freepress.org/columns/display/3/2004/942; http://www.buzzflash.com/farrell/04/12/far04041.html; http://leiterreports.typepad.com/blog/2004/12/god_is_with_us__1.html