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Last week, Marine Captain Jennifer Harris was buried in her hometown of Swampscott, MA. She was killed when her helicopter was shot down in Iraq.

Though the loss of all human life throughout this war - American, Coalition, and Iraqi civilian - is equally tragic, Harris' death is a reminder that our losses have come from across the demographic spectrum.

Jack should never have to spend more time behind bars
Which could badly damage both his reputation and health
But instead become a Marianas Islands garment worker
Which, you may know, is part of the U.S. Commonwealth.

Wednesday, 28 February 2007 01:22

BuzzFlash Mailbag for February 28, 2007

by George Lakoff

"The elimination of Natanz would be a major setback for Iran's nuclear ambitions, but the conventional weapons in the American arsenal could not insure the destruction of facilities under seventy-five feet of earth and rock, especially if they are reinforced with concrete."


"Peace not war" is still the only way to save the world in which we live! A cabinet level Department of Peace is overdue; I nominate Rep. Jim McDermott for Secretary of Peace! The Department of Peace would be a welcome development since there has been a "shadow" Department of Intimidation and Revenge, operating behind the scenes from the very beginning of the Bush administration. Revenge and intimidation are the only things George Bush excels at; so the bully in chief himself is the CEO with Karl Rove and Dick Cheney being his strong-arm enforcers! Americans have not had an iota of peaceful serenity since these chickenhawk war-mongers arrived on the political landscape! Backed by their "brownshirts" and the Repuglico-fascists it's been one nasty battle after the other, and one great big aggressive, illegal, preemptive, unnecessary war! Time for a change! 


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The CheneyBush War Policy is becoming curiouser and curiouser. "Things are getting better in Iraq," they say, when they are clearly getting worse. "We must fight on 'victory' " they say, without ever defining what they mean by "victory," and when virtually every other military and political authority on the matter says that no matter how you define it, "victory" is impossible. They and their surrogates in the Congress and the Privatized Ministry of Propaganda label any critics of their policies as traitors. (Yes, "aiding and abetting the enemy" is one of the components of "treason.") So the conclusion that most observers come to is that they are in la-la land, that they are totally delusional. Well, there is another possible explanation: things in Iraq are going exactly the way they planned them to go. Let's connect the dots.

Tuesday, 27 February 2007 04:50

BuzzFlash Mailbag for February 27, 2007


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Subject: White House Website Is Scrubbing Embarrassing Interviews?

by Martha Rosenberg

If you've never heard of Jim Zumbo, you certainly won't now.

The outdoors personality and big game hunter had his weekly TV show on the Outdoors network and position as hunting editor with Outdoor Life magazine abruptly terminated last week for criticizing the use of military-style assault rifles by hunters to shoot coyotes and prairie dogs.

by Cindy Sheehan

Dear Laura,

It has been quite awhile since I have written to you "mother to mother." A lot of water has gone under that proverbial bridge, huh? Remember, I wrote to you in August 2005, urging you then to assert any influence that you may have over your husband to help us bring America's sons and daughters home from Iraq. Many women at Camp Casey and around the world also wrote to you and those letters were delivered to your ranch on a very hot August day. You didn't answer me then, and judging by past unanswered letters to your husband and his mother, you probably won't answer me now. I have to try anyway.

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