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"Former White House official I. Lewis 'Scooter' Libby told a grand jury in 2004 that Vice President Dick Cheney was upset by an ambassador's public questioning of the Iraq war and that President Bush, Cheney and Libby were involved in a plan - kept secret from other senior White House officials - to leak previously classified intelligence to reporters to counter the criticism. ... As Libby sat silently in the courtroom, jurors heard his recorded voice describe how he was instructed to leak intelligence secrets to select reporters, even as other White House officials were expressing concern over the leaks and debating whether the administration should formally declassify intelligence reports on Iraq to combat criticism of the case for war." There you have it -- essentially a confession! And then the question becomes, how in hell do you forget something like that????

by Brent Budowsky

Dear Senator Hagel, Senator Warner, Senate Republicans:

For four years of failure and bloodshed in the Iraq war, you have issued warnings, concerns, sage advice, and major suggestions for change.


WASHINGTON, D.C.///February 7, 2007///Already reeling from an 11 percent effective cut in federal support that could grow to 13 percent in Fiscal Year 2008, more than half (56 percent) of Head Start programs surveyed across the United States have been forced to cut early childhood health and education services for America's most at-risk children and families, according to a major new survey by the National Head Start Association (NHSA), the voice of Head Start programs in the U.S.


Like father, like son-in-law. It turns out BushCo nepotism and arrogance transcends blood and follows the family trees even through marriage.

The Bushes have long been America's most notorious crime family, but the Cheneys are certainly holding their own. Among other wrongdoings, the Vice President is currently being implicated in the Libby trial for leaking the identity of a CIA operative to punish her husband for exposing the Administration's lies about pre-war Iraq intelligence. Elizabeth, his eldest daughter, was appointed to a high-ranking State Department position created just for her in 2002, which she left the next year to work on her father's re-election campaign. Following that election she was soon appointed to an even loftier role within the State Department.

Wednesday, 07 February 2007 05:16

BuzzFlash Mailbag for February 7, 2007


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Subject: Catapult the Truth

Wednesday, 07 February 2007 04:58

Carol Hagner: Thirty One Hundred

by Carol Hagner

In June of 2006, BuzzFlash did me the honor of publishing my article “Twenty Five Hundred” as a Reader Contribution. I had hoped that it, and all the other voices of protest, could help achieve what our politicians could not; bring our citizens-soldiers home where they belonged.

Wednesday, 07 February 2007 04:34

L. M. Johnson: An Open Letter To Congress

by L. M. Johnson

Dear Federal Legislator,

I know it's etiquette to address members of the Senate and Congress as "Honorable," but, in the interest of asserting my First Amendment rights, I do not think you deserve to be addressed as Honorable. Cowardly, yes, but not Honorable.

Wednesday, 07 February 2007 04:08

Big News from The Last Chance Democracy Café


Beginning today, The Last Chance Democracy Café is returning to what makes it special -- regular installments of the wit and wisdom of the gang at the large roundtable. This one of a kind serial work will often make you laugh and it will sometimes make you cry, but it will never leave you without something worthwhile to think about.

by Dave Lindorff

President Bush makes a big deal out of his alleged "faith." Certainly a part of that faith ought to be speaking and behaving honestly. Just recently, New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof wrote a piece saying Vice President Dick Cheney should come clean with the American people by either answering a few questions or resigning. But if coming clean with the American people is required of the vice president, surely it is also required of the president, and Bush too, has a few questions to answer. If failure to answer honestly means Cheney should resign, Bush should be held to at least as high a standard.

Ted's no longer gay? Fabulous!
It's "See ya!" to that sissy shame
(The rumor is he's now dating
That cute girl from "The Crying Game."


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