Subject: Behind the Walter Reed Scandal
Whose Real Votes Support Troops More? Actually Democrats???
Is this claim true?
"All Senate Democrats have been more supportive of the troops -- when it comes to their actual votes, over the past five years -- than any of the Senate Republicans."
WORLD MEDIA WATCH
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A BUZZFLASH NEWS ALERT
Instead of accepting any blame for the Walter Reed Hospital scandal, the White House instead scapegoated its commander, Maj. Gen. George Weightman. Of course, the Bush Administration shares in the responsibility too because it also oversees the hospital and the appointment of the military's top brass.
Subject: GOP Filibuster on Iraq
"I'm mad as hell and I can't take it anymore."
Today was another frustrating day of no action on Iraq in the US Senate. McConnell & the GOP, with help from Lieberman, once again prevented any debate or action on Iraq. How much longer can we tolerate this immoral neglect of our troops in Iraq?
BARBARA'S DAILY BUZZFLASH MINUTE
"REPORTER: As you know, a growing number of troops are on their second, third or fourth tour in Iraq. There have been a growing number of reports about declining morale among fighting men ... does it concern you?" DUBYA: "... what I hear from commanders is that the place where there is concern is with the family members, the concern is with the people on the home front . . . And I -- and that's one reason I go out of my way to constantly thank the family members." My God, "I go out of my way"??? Even for Dumbya, this is a stupid callous statement! Thoughtless, careless, insensitive, deplorable statements must be in the DNA; to say he takes after his mother is an understatement!
A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Peter Michaelson
A recent opinion piece in the Los Angeles Times, written by a senior fellow at the Hoover Institute, presents a false or unhelpful framing of the global warming debate. The article, "Triumph of Capitalism" in the newspaper's print edition, was published on Feb. 22 and written by the historian Timothy Garton Ash of Oxford University. He's perhaps one of the more liberal fellows at the conservative think tank at Stanford University. (The article's online version has a different headline.)
A BUZZFLASH NEWS ALERT
Washington, DC - The Democratic National Committee called on John McCain to apologize to American troops and their families who've served in Iraq for telling David Letterman on the Late Show last night that "American lives" are being "wasted" there. [CBS Late Show, 2/28/07]
In a cynical photo-op in New Orleans, today, President Bush will use the backdrop of a local charter school to promote his "No Child Left Behind" policy.
Once again the president's found
Himself being criticized roundly: