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There is no "new plan" for Bush to announce.

We have been seeing the same plan endlessly fail – and then endlessly repackaged over and over and over again.

Wednesday, 10 January 2007 07:31

John R. Bomar: Conflation Defined

by John R. Bomar

Experience teaches us to be careful in what we wish for. With the complete absence of WMDs in Iraq Mr. Bush lost the major rationale for his invasion. Thus, we saw him desperately grasp another reason to send Americans to be killed half a world away; Iraq became the "central front in the war on terror." At the time it was utter nonsense. The initial resistance in Iraq came from a relatively small number who opposed foreign occupation of their sovereign nation.

by Dave Zirin

Pity the poor baseball writers! To read their words, the very fate of our republic has been resting in their trembling hands.

Twisted fitfully into a challah of angst, our brave sports reporters have decided not to vote Mark McGwire into the Baseball Hall of Fame. McGwire is believed to have taken steroids and as Time Magazine wrote, "If a guy cheats, he shouldn't be put on his sport's Mount Olympus." (Maybe Time, a magazine that has turned like bad cheese, believes that it's YOU who belongs in the Hall of Fame.)

Wednesday, 10 January 2007 06:42

BuzzFlash Mailbag for January 10, 2007


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Subject: Joe Scarborough Pending Lawsuit Announcement

I have answered Joe Scarborough's "cease and desist" email/PDF threatening me with a lawsuit. The PDF is located in the link below and my open letter to Joe Scarborough.


Lisa Casey
Producer of www.allhatnocattle.net


In the first regular day of proceedings, the House began its "100 Hours" campaign yesterday by passing a bill to enact the 9/11 Commission's recommendations as promised. The bill, H.R. 1, follows more than five years of Republican inaction on homeland security since September 11th and about half that time since the recommendations were issued.

Wednesday, 10 January 2007 06:18

Cindy Sheehan: I Shunned Cuban Women?

by Cindy Sheehan

A letter to the Editor of the New York Sun.

Dear Editor,

An article written by Sarah Garland was recently brought to my attention where I supposedly am shunning a request from a Cuban Women's organization to visit a Cuban prison.

Wednesday, 10 January 2007 06:15

Carolyn in Tennessee: How Many More?

by Carolyn in Tennessee

Tonight George Bush will annouce his newest military tactic for fighting the Iraq war, that tactic is being described as "The Surge."

How could this band of bad men expect us to believe that "The Surge" is a new tactic? Haven't we spent the last 4 years sending our finest and bravest young men and women into Iraq to "surge" toward the enemy? Aren't we weary of hearing that same old explanation, that goes: "We are fighting terrorists in Iraq"? How can we continue to accept the ambiguity of the word "terrorist" as the definition of our enemy? Shouldn't we demand to know exactly who the hell the enemy is?

from the Democatic National Committee

Editorials Around the Country Blast Bush's War Escalation With Troop Increase

Washington, DC - As the President prepares to announce an increase of an additional 20,000 American troops for the civil war in Iraq, editorials in newspapers across the country are joining the wide-ranging criticism of the war's escalation. Calling it "a futile gesture" and noting that there "is nothing novel" about the President's latest tactic, editorials from Atlanta to Albuquerque, and Dallas to Milwaukee are calling for a "new strategy," for the President to put "far more pressure" on the Iraqis, and for a greater attempt at diplomacy, as the bipartisan Iraq Study Group recommended.

by Dave Lindorff, co-author of "The Case for Impeachment"

One of the most common criticisms I get when I discuss the impeachment issue among Democrats and progressives is that I'm impatient and that I'm asking too much of the new Congress--that Democrats need time to get settled into their new role as majority party.

by Norman Solomon

President Bush may be a headless horseman. But the biggest problem is what he rode in on.

Martin Luther King Jr. had a good name for it 40 years ago. "The madness of militarism."

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