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A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Cindy Sheehan

As just about everyone knows, on August 6th, 2005, I set up camp in the bar ditches along Prairie Chapel Road near George's home in Crawford, Texas, after the president refused to meet with me to answer my question: What Noble Cause?

WORLD MEDIA WATCH

Summaries are excerpted from the source articles; the featured article follows the summary section.  A recommended "site of the day" will sometimes follow the summaries.

Sunday, 03 December 2006 23:50

Dave Lindorff: Fighting the Iraq War at Home

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Dave Lindorff, co-author of "The Case for Impeachment"

I had just gotten to the gym yesterday, and had started on the treadmill, when a barrel-chested young former marine recently returned from a second tour in Iraq walked past. Looking at my shirt, which sports the slogan "No US War on Iraq" on the front, and a peace sign on the back, surrounded with the number of U.S. dead in the war, he stopped and said coldly, "If I see you here again in that shirt, I'll tear it off you myself."

by Steven Jonas, MD, MPH

About a week ago I introduced the first column in this three-part series by noting that, as is well known to most BuzzFlash readers, President Bush bobs and weaves a lot in describing and defining his positions on various matters. I decided that it would nevertheless be very helpful to readers of BuzzFlash to have a series of guides designed to help follow what he talks about and actually does. In the Part I, I noted that over time Bush has offered many different definitions of the concept of "victory" in that now surely God-forsaken country. I listed a goodly number of them.

Sunday, 03 December 2006 20:59

Is George W. Bush the Worst President Ever?

A BUZZFLASH NEWS ANALYSIS

We didn’t think it took a rocket scientist to figure out that George W. Bush is the worst president ever (unless you want to give Dick Cheney the honors, which is probably really the case).

A BUZZFLASH EDITORIAL

Ample historical statements by American leaders – all white males – back up the theory that our nation’s westward expansion was due to a sense of divine or "manifest destiny."

A BUZZFLASH NEWS ALERT

House Democratic leaders are using their new authority as pending committee chairmen to push the EPA to stop closing its research libraries. As BuzzFlash has previously reported, the EPA has ignored protests from politicians and even its own scientists by preemptively eliminating research resources as instructed by President Bush's 2007 budget - despite the fact that Congress has yet to approve any such action.

Friday, 01 December 2006 07:18

BuzzFlash Mailbag for December 1, 2006

BUZZFLASH MAILBAG

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Subject: Buzzers' prescience

We said in Jan-Mar 2003 and earlier ... if Bush Inc illegally invades Iraq it will lead to instability in the region, greatly increase terrorism, ruin America's reputation in the world, cause ruinous levels of destruction including human, environmental, and economic, it will lead to a Vietnam quagmire that we can't win, and civil war.

We all said it, and we were all called traitorous, yellow, unpatriotic, liberal scum, who were siding with the terrorists and we'd all be blown off the map. We were told to leave the country. We were afraid that we'd be carted off to a secret, undisclosed location for standing up for reason and humanity.

A BUZZFLASH NEWS ALERT

President Bush's press conference yesterday with Iraqi Prime Minister Maliki revealed a great deal about the Bush Administration's failures and their continuing lack of a real strategy to redeploy our troops. The only substantive matter Bush discussed was his desire to "accelerate" Iraq's ability to handle its own security problems:

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Elliot D. Cohen, Ph. D.

Recently President George W. Bush returned from a visit to Vietnam with a lesson he thought we could learn from our past involvement there. Comparing our involvement in Iraq to that of Vietnam, he said, "We will succeed unless we quit." Of course, we did "quit" in Vietnam, so one might have thought the President would have concluded that we should likewise "quit" in Iraq, or even more pointedly, that we should never have gotten involved there in the first place. After all, as was true in the case of Vietnam, Iraq is now embroiled in civil war, making the prospect of "victory" there no more sanguine than it was in Vietnam, But the more profound and important lesson is one that could only with paradox have been uttered by Bush: "Don't believe things just because I say so."

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