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Prayers and heartfelt sympathies go out to Ed Bradley's family. The media and the public have truly lost an outstanding journalist, a man of grace, dignity, honor, and truth! Our loss is heaven's gain! 


Summaries are excerpted from the source articles; the featured article follows the summary section. A recommended "site of the day" will also appear occasionally following the summaries.

1//The Independent, UK

A former diplomat has revealed that the British mission to the United Nations opposed the policy of regime change in Iraq but was ordered by London to change its position in the lead-up to war. The disclosure was made to MPs yesterday by Carne Ross, a member of the mission who resigned in protest at the Iraq war. He told the Foreign Affairs Committee that the US government was repeatedly warned by British diplomats that Iraq would fall apart if Saddam Hussein was toppled. But from mid-2002 instructions were received to change that view to fall in with the Bush administration. Speaking in public for the first time since he left the diplomatic service two years ago, Mr Ross also confirmed suspicions that the Prime Minister made up his mind months before the Iraq invasion in March 2003 that the war was going to happen and British troops would take part. Mr Ross said when he was serving in the embassy in Afghanistan, as early as April 2002, British officials there knew troops were being held back in readiness for the Iraq invasion. He claimed that when official documents from the Foreign Office are made public, they will prove that the view of British officials, repeatedly conveyed to the Americans, was that overthrowing Saddam Hussein would cause chaos.


"The GOP Is Toast" Post-Mortem

by Tony Peyser

Onto the rocks Mr. Limbaugh sailed
(He's the king of all sons of bitches)
History will write how badly he failed
By mocking Parkinson's twitches.



I'm sure people are all reading about Gates by now. These Bush "good ole boys" breed faster and stay around longer than prehistoric fossilized cockroaches, with all due disrespect ... and, on that note, there should be accountability if the Democrats want to stay in power. Americans have spoken loud and clear in the only way they could to get any attention from DC at all, and they weren't kidding.

Thursday, 09 November 2006 06:30

Cindy Sheehan: I Have Been to Funerals

by Cindy Sheehan

Sit Down for Change and Stand Up for Peace - Day 3

I haven't met anyone who likes to go to funerals. Attending a funeral must be one of the last things anyone of us would ever choose to do. Here in America we are even more distanced from death than we are from birth. Both natural activities have been made abnormal and something that only happens in hospitals.

Thursday, 09 November 2006 05:56

BuzzFlash Mailbag for November 9, 2006


Subject: Bush Admits He's a Liar. The Media Yawns.

Last week Bush looked us in the eye and brazenly lied when he avowed not to replace Rumsfeld. Yesterday he admitted he misled us for political reasons. This is a perfect example of what is wrong with this man - he's a liar and is completely out of touch with reality. Far from helping the Republicans, his support of Rumsfeld only convinced more voters that he is delusional.


AP Calls Virginia For Webb; Democrats Also Take Senate

by Tony Peyser

On Air America, a well known pollster
Told Al Franken what he was thinking:
"The Democrats will win both houses"
I thought Larry Sabato had been drinking.

Thursday, 09 November 2006 02:36

Michael Winship: Enter the Age of Reason?

by Michael Winship

LONDON -- In this capital city along the Thames, it was as if you could hear the sigh of relief from all the way across the Atlantic.

Actually, the British were breathing that sigh, too. As was much of the rest of the world.

Senator Allen Should Concede To Jim Webb Now. Democratic Congress Should End Election Fraud For Good. Progressives Should Turn Up The Heat.

by Brent Budowsky


How do you have a "fresh start" and a "fresh perspective" when using recycled left-overs again? Bob Gates, is a former CIA chief, another "left over" from Poppy's era that included the Iran-Contra affair! "Questions and doubts about his role in the Iran-Contra Affair and in providing military intelligence to Iraq during the Iran-Iraq war; and questions and doubts about whether he will be able to remove the ideological blinders reflected in his writings and speeches or whether Mr. Gates is so rooted in the past, that he will not be able to lead the Agency into the post-cold war era. Because of these concerns, I have concluded that Mr. Gates is not the right person for the important job of overseeing our intelligence operations in this New World." Could these questions and doubts also question and doubt his nomination for Secretary of Defense in this even more Dangerous World of today???

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