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One Year Later, The President's Determined To Seem Involved

by Tony Peyser

Katrina's anniversary
Bush has really been dreading:
The last time he looked "engaged"
Was right before his wedding.

Tuesday, 29 August 2006 02:20

Paul Rogat Loeb: The Fugitive Girl Act

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Paul Rogat Loeb

Do you remember the Fugitive Slave Act? It criminalized not only slaves who'd escaped to non-slave states, but also anyone who helped them flee. That law has troubling echoes in a new law, passed by the Republican Senate and House, that will make it illegal to transport a girl from a state requiring parental consent to get an abortion in another one.

A BUZZFLASH NEWS ANALYSIS

Okay, on the anniversary of Bush's Katrina debacle, "Heck of a Job" Brownie tells all and reveals that Bush and the White House told him to lie and take the heat for the Katrina executive branch fiasco.

Although we never ceased to be amazed at how the mainstream media generally follows a White House script, we sometimes do become just a BIT jaded and cynical.

A BUZZFLASH NEWS ANALYSIS

If you tuned in right in the middle of George W. Bush's weekly radio address, you might have been a little confused what he was talking about. And we're not talking about his delivery (it was all written down by someone else so he wouldn't have to think). Read the excerpts below and ask yourself what the subject is, Hurricane Katrina or the invasion of Iraq:

Monday, 28 August 2006 08:50

Cindy Sheehan: Celebrating Irrelevancy!

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Cindy Sheehan

Laying here in my motel room recovering from my 4th trip to the e.r. in a little over two weeks, and two surgeries, I found out from the Waco Tribune, (Sunday, August 27) that I have become "irrelevant" to the anti-war movement.

A BUZZFLASH NEWS ANALYSIS

[BuzzFlash note: We decided to update this article, originally posted last Monday, after a reader noted two glaring omissions to our list, Gov. Matt Blunt and Rep. Roy Blunt of Missouri. Since we obviously can't include every Republican scoundrel, please feel free to add your own comments below if you can think of anyone else who ought to be mentioned.]

Monday, 28 August 2006 04:25

Mailbag on Short Hiatus

The BuzzFlash Mailbag will be on a short hiatus due to an illness in the Mailbag editor's family.

A BUZZFLASH EDITORIAL

BuzzFlash has written many an editorial and news analysis that comes to the same conclusion: Bush gives the terrorists what they want by playing to their hand. In return, Rove gets to use terrorism as a tactic of fear to keep American voters in the Republican camp.
Monday, 28 August 2006 02:08

World Media Watch for August 28, 2006

WORLD MEDIA WATCH FOR AUGUST 28, 2006

1//The Moscow Times, Russia--MOSCOW CONSIDERS TROOPS FOR LEBANON (As the United Nations cobbles together a peacekeeping force for Lebanon, debate is heating up in Moscow about whether to send troops to the Middle East. A growing consensus of Defense Ministry officials and military analysts oppose sending ground forces. But a handful of political observers counter that the situation offers Russia an opportunity to restore some of its Soviet-era prestige. ... . Mikhail Margelov, head of the Federation Council's Foreign Affairs Committee, voiced skepticism about sending troops. "That a number of nations have refused to participate in this operation is an alarm signal for me," Margelov said, according to Interfax. And Valery Manilov, a former deputy chief of staff of the General Staff of the Armed Forces, said sending troops now would be premature. "As the confrontation unfolds according to Washington's specifications, and as Israel continues to ignore UN resolutions, the presence of our peacekeepers, with their status and duties still unclear, is hardly warranted," he said. Margelov warned that if President Vladimir Putin decided to send troops to Lebanon, it would prompt heated debate in the Federation Council. By law, the president must get the approval of the upper house of the parliament to send troops abroad.)

600 War Protesters Follow Bush To Maine

by Tony Peyser

This very simple announcement
I'll make in a serene tone:
Even blueblood Kennebunkport
No longer is a Green Zone.

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