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Friday, 20 October 2006 04:01

Barbara's Daily BuzzFlash Minute for October 20, 2006

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BARBARA'S DAILY BUZZFLASH MINUTE

"The top US general defended the leadership of Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, saying it is inspired by God. ‘He leads in a way that the good Lord tells him is best for our country,' said Marine General Peter Pace, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff." Uh, oh, we really are in big trouble. When the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff can't even tell the difference between God and George Bush how can he be trusted to lead the military through a war!!! Just in case it might help, memo to General Peter Pace: George Bush, not God, appointed Rumsfeld. George Bush, not God, tells Rumsfeld what to do, and if you'd just take the time to have a look, what's happening in Iraq isn't the best for America or for Iraq!

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"The Washington Post asked for two years of White House visitor logs in June but the Secret Service refused to process the request. Government attorneys called it 'a fishing expedition into the most sensitive details of the vice presidency.'" Nevertheless, "fishing expeditions" are likely to hook some mighty big fish!  
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Always a good idea to have another safe haven, somewhere in South America, just in case that cave in Nebraska is no longer viable! Even though the natives in the region are restless and uncomfortable, not to worry, for "the US Mariscal Estigarribia Military Base is just a few short miles away"! Ironic, isn't it, that Bush would choose the same area that many "ex-Nazis", including Dr. Josef Mengele, sought for security and safety after WWII! 
 
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"Internet threats of 'dirty bomb' attacks at NFL stadiums this weekend were a hoax"! Were they really "inspired by a writing competition between two men trying to come up with scary threats," or did the Bush administration need to ratchet up the fear factor in hopes of scaring America into voting for the culture of corruption come November? Enquiring minds will never know for sure!! 
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Just have to wonder who in the world was donating all that money to Foley's political action committee??
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Yet another wondering -- why would the Pentagon use taxpayer money that was supposed to provide the proper equipment to the troops in Iraq, why would the honchos at the Defense Dept. spend the money on a private company for the purpose of "propaganda"? Especially when FOX NEWS and other mainstream corporate media 24/7 news channels willingly spread the spin and propaganda for free!
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"DOBBS: A top U.S. general in Iraq today admitted for the first time that a major U.S. offensive against insurgents and terrorists in Baghdad has failed. Major General William Caldwell said the operation has not met 'overall expectations' and the rise in violence is 'disheartening.' MCINTYRE: The latest U.S. strategy, simply stated, is, as goes Baghdad, so goes the country. And from the top military spokesman, a simple admission: At the moment, Baghdad is not going so well." Enough said! Hindsight is not working, "changing tactics" is not working, why would anyone in their right mind opt to "stay the course" on the road to more and more death and destruction?
 
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"More than half a billion dollars earmarked to fight the insurgency in Iraq was stolen by people the U.S. had entrusted to run the country's Ministry of Defense before the 2005 elections, according to Iraqi investigators ... ‘We have not been given any serious, official support from either the United States or the U.K. or any of the surrounding Arab countries,' says Ali Allawi, who was confronted with the missing funds when he took over as Iraq's finance minister last year. He thinks he knows why Iraqi investigators have gotten little help. ‘The only explanation I can come up with is that too many people in positions of power and authority in the new Iraq have been, in one way or another, found with their hands inside the cookie jar,' says Allawi, who left his post when a new Iraqi government was formed earlier this year. ‘And if they are brought to trial, it will cast a very disparaging light on those people who had supported them and brought them to this position of power and authority,' he tells Kroft." Besides, it's the taxpayers' money and no money out of pocket and no skin off the backs of Bush and/or anyone in his administration, so who cares? 

BARBARA'S DAILY BUZZFLASH MINUTE