Steven Jonas, MD, MPH
Is there a reporter brave enough to ask the following question at the Daily Tony Snow Job White House Press Briefing?
"Time magazine and many international sources have reported a major US air-sea build-up in the Persian Gulf and the Arabian Sea, in preparation for a US assault on Iran which is considered to be imminent. When is the President planning to call Congress back into session to ask for a Declaration of War, which he will need, under Section 8, Article I of the Constitution, in order to proceed?"
A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Dave Lindorff, co-author of "The Case for Impeachment"
BREAKING NEWS: Eisenhower Carrier Group Sails for Iran Theater
DNC: What Else Is Senator Allen Hiding?
Washington, DC - Tonight, Democratic Challenger Jim Webb will debate embattled Republican incumbent Senator George Allen. The debate comes as Allen is engulfed in yet another scandal. According to the Associated Press, for the last five years, Allen "has failed to tell Congress about stock options he got for his work as a director of a high-tech company." Allen even "asked the Army to help another business that gave him similar options." [AP, 9/9/06]
MS. SMITH GOES TO WASHINGTON
by Shirley Smith
There is something nostalgic and comfortable about watching an old TV rerun. Every once in a while I'll be surprised by a line or two that jerks's my memory back in time. This happened to me while watching an old rerun of Perry Mason. Perry was asked at the end of the show how he knew who the real killer was and he replied (paraphrasing) that the U.S. always knew what the Russians were doing during the Cold War because they were always doing what they were accusing the U.S. of doing.
DNC: The Bush Administration's Failed North Korea Policy
Washington, DC - Today, President Bush addressed North Korea's announcement of their alleged nuclear test over the weekend. Over the last four years, the Bush Administration has outsourced our diplomacy with North Korea to other nations and failed to take the lead in making sure America remains safe and secure.
Hubris. (Hyoo-bris) -noun. Excessive pride or self-confidence. Arrogance.
That's the dry dictionary definition. But if you want to see hubris in all its gooey partisan glory, check out the machinations Speaker of the House, Dennis Hastert, is going through as he twists and turns like a Chinese acrobat in zero gravity reacting to the Congressional page scandal. His first vault into the Olympics of sleaze was picking up the phone. Why? To express his outrage at Florida Republican Mark Foley's inappropriate overtures to young boys? Unh, no. Okay, to console the families of the children ensnared in these lurid imprecations? Well, no, not precisely that either. Then, to demand an investigation into why the report on Foley's behavior was buried by his office? Well, unh, no, no, not really, no. Wait! Wait! Let me think. Unh, no. No. 'Fraid not.
A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Cindy Sheehan
While Democrats are jumping for joy and Republicans are scrambling like Keystone Kops and falling all over each other to cover their asses, 25 of our brave young children have been killed in Iraq.
Foley-Related Spin To Look Forward To
by Tony Peyser
We're the "family values" party
So wouldn't it be much better that
Your sons were molested by us
Instead of some creepy Democrat?