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by Norman Solomon

Last week, a media advisory from "The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer" announced a new series of interviews on the PBS show that will address "what Iraq might look like when the U.S. military leaves."

A few days later, Time magazine published a cover story titled "Iraq: What will happen when we leave." But it turns out, what will happen when we leave is that we won't leave.

Thursday, 26 July 2007 05:42

BuzzFlash Mailbag for July 26, 2007


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Subject: Executive Orders


We read with keen interest the great sorrow and lamentation about an NBA referee who was allegedly discovered to be betting on league games.

As the Chicago Tribune reported in its July 25 editorial entitled "A flagrant foul on the NBA":


As long as “they” continue to kill our troops “over there,” we won’t have any troops left to kill them when they do come here!  The “young Repuglicans” certainly aren’t volunteering for the military!!!  This “magnate” called Iraq is drawing more and more American troops, and more and more American troops are dying every day!  None of these Repuglican “catchy phrases” and/or justifications for George Bush’s illegal, unnecessary war in Iraq have ever made any sense!!!  Actually, they generally have the opposite effect!

Alberto, mi hermano, the noose is tightening
Feel free to try this response on for size:
Have your spokesman tell any & all reporters,
"The AG stands by his previous lies."

Wednesday, 25 July 2007 09:27

BuzzFlash Mailbag for July 25, 2007


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Subject: Gonzales, the go to guy for obfuscation

by Cindy Sheehan

Journey for Humanity and Accountability, Day 16

Justice should be color-blind, but we all know that it still is not.

Historically, there are many cases, perhaps thousands if not millions, disputing the blindness of justice; but when I think about this contradiction, a few cases jump to my mind.

by Marjorie Cohn

George W. Bush's presidential tenure has been marked by one coverup after another. But the masterful spinning of Karl Rove and a compliant media enabled Bush to get away with it. Now that the Democrat-controlled Congress is investigating Administration malfeasance, Bush's coverups have come cloaked in the guise of "executive privilege."


It’s “ground-hog” day in America! This time around George Bush and the gang have gotten so bold they’re even announcing a “terrorist attack” ahead of time! In some cases the Repuglicans are praying for a terrorist attack! “Homeland Security Michael Chertoff … claiming that the US was at heightened risk of new terrorist attacks.” Chertoff said, he has a ‘gut feeling’ there will be another terrorist attack in the near future. ‘Officials worry of summer terror attack' reads an Associated Press headline today … It was also explicitly expressed in a 2005 GOP memo, which yearned for new attacks that would ‘validate’ the President's war on terror and ‘restore his image as a leader of the American people.’ This past weekend, former Republican Senator Rick Santorum suggested that a series of ‘unfortunate events,’ namely terrorist attacks, will occur within the next year … Last month, the new chairman of the Arkansas Republican Party Dennis Milligan said that there needed to be more attacks on American soil ‘At the end of the day … I think all we need is some attacks on American soil like we had on 9/11,’ Milligan told the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. "Senior U.S. intelligence officials tell ABC News new intelligence suggests a small al Qaeda cell is on its way to the United States, or may already be here." And this is how the Repuglicans protect the American people! Beware of the danger within!


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