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Tuesday, 28 November 2006 04:03

DNC: Bush Once Again Ignores Reality In Iraq

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DNC: Bush Once Again Ignores Reality In Iraq

Washington, DC - Today, President Bush once again refused to acknowledge the facts on the ground in Iraq. In a week when major news outlets agreed that Iraq is now mired in a civil war and when U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan said that "we are almost" seeing a civil war, President Bush continues to stick by his stay-the-course rhetoric. [Washington Post, 11/27/06; Today, NBC, 11/27/06; MSNBC, 11/27/06] According to the Associated Press, President Bush declared "that an al-Qaida plot to stoke cycles of sectarian revenge in Iraq is to blame for escalating bloodshed, refusing to debate whether the country has fallen into civil war." [AP, 11/28/06]

Tuesday, 28 November 2006 02:56

Michael Winship: Throwing Iraq into Reverse

by Michael Winship

You probably know that joke about the only way for a country music song to have a happy ending.

Play it backwards. You're let out of prison, your wife returns, the dog comes back to life and your pickup gets fixed.


So many questions! Is George Bush planning his get-away in Paraguay? It's always nice to have an ace-in-the-hole, heavily armed, safe haven when needed! "The Paraguayan Senate voted last summer to 'grant U.S. troops immunity from national and International Criminal Court (ICC) jurisdiction.' Immediately afterwards, 500 heavily armed U.S. troops arrived with various planes, choppers and land vehicles at Mariscal Estrigarribia air base, which happens to be at the northern tip of Paraguay near the Bolivian/Brazilian border. More have reportedly arrived since then."


Presidential Library Bush Wants To Build Has A $500 Million Price Tag

by Tony Peyser

The main reason this will result
In loud Liberal shouts and hollers
Is it's a plan to spin his exploits
By various Conservative scholars.

Tuesday, 28 November 2006 02:12

Rory O'Connor: News You Can Trust

by Rory O'Connor

How can you be sure that the news you see and hear is true? Are there any journals and journalists that you can really trust and rely on? If so, how can you find them amidst the clangor and the clutter?

Tuesday, 28 November 2006 01:33

Peter Rost: The Pill

by Peter Rost, M.D., author of "The Whistleblower, Confessions of a Healthcare Hitman"

The world changed when "The Pill" arrived. Everyone talked about this event, and some people feared what this liberator would do to humanity. The amazing part is how those two innocuous words came to represent a human revolution.

Monday, 27 November 2006 08:25

BuzzFlash Mailbag for November 27, 2006


Subject: Thanksgiving Meditation in Troubled Times

“… because if they are seen to support us, they will have their head cut off tomorrow.” -- U.S. Army Major in Fallujah, Anbar Province, Iraq

by Jeff Cohen

Turn on CNN Headline News -- a supposed "news" channel -- on weekday nights and you'll be subjected to the lectures of a loudmouthed, factually-challenged, occasionally funny know-it-all whose shtick is that he's "just a regular American schmoe."


Four years ago, Janet Neff went to a lesbian "commitment ceremony" for her friend and next-door neighbor of more than two decades. Now, her nomination for a federal judgeship in Michigan is being blocked by religious zealot and right-winger Senator Sam Brownback (R-KS) for no other reason than his homophobia


"... one of the most encouraging examples of grassroots democracy in decades - citizen-run Internet sites led the way along with non-traditional TV and radio, from Comedy Central's 'The Daily Show with Jon Stewart' to Air America and other progressive radio shows, to pull back the veils of propaganda. ... A strategy is needed to make these news and opinion outlets financially sustainable. That would require a combination of individual donations, ad buys and foundation grants targeted at the news outlets that stood up to Bush's propaganda while many others were standing down. Along with building honest media must come a new national commitment to valuing truthful information, honest history and straightforward reality." 

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