A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Daniel Ellsberg
A hidden crisis is under way. Many government insiders are aware of serious plans for war with Iran, but Congress and the public remain largely in the dark. The current situation is very like that of 1964, the year preceding our overt, open-ended escalation of the Vietnam War, and 2002, the year leading up to the U.S. invasion of Iraq.
DNC: GOP "Southern Strategy" Alive and Well Republicans Refuse to Take Down Racist Ads
Washington, DC- After promising the African American community that the Republican "Southern Strategy" had been put to rest Ken Mehlman and the Republican Party are up to their old divisive and backward tricks using racist innuendo to try to win elections.
Subject: A Neck Ready for the Block?
Well, here goes: a political prognostication for the coming election.
Barring any last minute trump cards played by Mr. Rove, and as others have said, Osama Bin Laden in cold storage, ready to be displayed on a plank a day before the vote, I predict a tidal wave of Democratic success on November 7th.
DNC: Bush Fences In Comprehensive Immigration Reform: Right Wing Political Stunt Stays the Course on Republican Security FailureWritten by BuzzFlash
DNC: Bush Fences In Comprehensive Immigration Reform: Right Wing Political Stunt Stays the Course on Republican Security Failures
Washington, DC - President Bush this morning will complete his definitive abandonment of comprehensive immigration reform by signing a flawed and politically-driven enforcement only Republican bill that mandates a fence on our southern border, but fails to fund its construction. The Republican Congress, in a political stunt designed to cater to the far right wing base of their party, authorized a border fence 700 miles long along a border that spans more than 2,000 miles, and even then appropriated only a small portion of the billions needed to build that fence. Adding to their hypocrisy in an election year, Congressional Republicans left in a provision that even allows small amounts of funding to be used on other programs.
In A News-Free News Conference, Bush (Yawn) Again Defends The War In Iraq
by Tony Peyser
Does sound nifty
Or is this just a
Tactic that's shifty?
BARBARA'S DAILY BUZZFLASH MINUTE
It was "a slam dunk" after all, but the points scored were personal and profitable for George Tenet! "Former U.S. Central Intelligence Agency Director George Tenet ... has been appointed an independent non-executive director of QinetiQ ... QinetiQ is partly owned by U.S. private equity firm Carlyle Group, whose advisers have included former U.S. President George Bush and former British Prime Minister John Major."
A BUZZFLASH EDITORIAL
There were some signs that they were not invincible, like the forced resignation of the seemingly indomitable Tom DeLay.
But it still appeared that like other radical governments – such as the Soviet Union – the Busheviks would succeed in clinging to corrupt one-party power for decades.
A BUZZFLASH NEWS ANALYSIS
Instead of telling Americans how he plans to get our troops out of Iraq, George Bush called a rare press conference today to tell us how he intends to keep them there. "Our goals are unchanging. We are flexible in our methods to achieving those goals," he said.
MS. SMITH GOES TO WASHINGTON
Government loans for a college education aren't any better than private loans.
You can't claim bankruptcy on government loans for education -- at least, that is my understanding. I remember, years ago, how great I thought California was to have free college education available. Then they allowed it to be ruined, but that one thing, even for a farm gal, placed California way above the norm of this country, I thought, and look what they have allowed to happen to their state today. When I was in sales, new products were introduced to California first. Today, I'm not sure that should still apply. I have to wonder, has California gone from the exception to plain vanilla like the rest of this country under GOP rule?