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Lack Of Reality Alert: Bush Claims Midterm Elections Weren't About Him

by Tony Peyser

What an incredibly revealing
And idiotic thing to have spoken:
It's like Nicole Richie telling the cops
That their breathalyzer is broken.

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Brent Budowsky

Our media engages these endless debates about whether Iraq is facing a civil war, about whether the U.S. is winning the war, about whether the U.S. should now escalate the war by bringing in more troops to prolong it.

A BUZZFLASH NEWS ANALYSIS

"It depends on what the meaning of the word 'is' is."

Bill Clinton's goose was cooked after he uttered those fateful words in a courtroom. Now George W. Bush has provided us with his own variation on that political obfuscation theme -- or we should probably just say "lies."

Look what the Washington Post reported today:

Asked yesterday about his "absolutely, we're winning" comment at an Oct. 25 news conference, the president recast it as a prediction rather than an assessment. "Yes, that was an indication of my belief we're going to win," he said.

U.S. Not Winning War in Iraq, Bush Says for 1st Time (Peter Baker/Washington Post)

NEWS RELEASE

From the Democratic National Committee

Bush No Longer Listening To Commanders On Troop Levels In Iraq

Washington, DC - After insisting that troop levels in Iraq would be determined by the commanders in the field, President Bush said today during his news conference that the recommendations of his military leaders are just one of many factors that will determine whether he orders an upsurge of thousands more American troops in Iraq. President Bush is reportedly leaning toward a surge, despite reports that the Joint Chiefs of Staff unanimously oppose Bush's proposal to send more troops to Iraq without a clear mission, because the White House has been confounded by its limited options in Iraq. [Washington Post, 12/19/06]

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Stephen Crockett, co-host of Democratic Talk Radio

There seems to be a growing sentiment that Democrats do not need to win elections in the South to control the political future of the United States. There is some truth in this position, but little political wisdom.

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by Amy Branham

President Bush and Members of Congress,

As you enjoy your holiday vacations with your families, I strongly urge you to also remember the sons and daughters of America whom you have sent to fight in a bloody war that has taken them so far away from their families, their lives and their homes. I urge you to remember the sons and daughters of America who will not be coming home -- ever.

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Dave Lindorff

The Democratic Party and its feckless leaders in Congress are about to fall into a trap. The trap is being sprung by President Bush and his too clever brain trust, but the sad fact is that it was actually laid by the Democrats themselves.

Wednesday, 20 December 2006 04:47

Mona Abboud: Send More Troops?

Barbara's Combat CoverA BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Mona Abboud

Send Barbara and Jenna
Right over to Iraq -
Grab the Gucci luggage
Have Laura help them pack.

Wednesday, 20 December 2006 03:57

BuzzFlash Mailbag for December 20, 2006

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Subject: hmmmm [White House Family Values?]

pat buchanan said something very funny and interesting last week on msnbc. he said the top three leading presidential candidates for the party of family values have 8 wives between them! they are now married to women they were fooling around with while married! which also does not say much for the would-be first ladies! or should i say the would-be first mistresses?

BuzzFlash,

Here's more about the frustrations of people who are without power. I have to wonder about our past. I know that there have been hard winters in the past. How do they compare to the US and their deregulation of our utilities?

Across the region, frustrated utility customers are asking: Why have others gotten their power back before us? And is special treatment being given to business districts and affluent neighborhoods?

It's kind of strange; people down the street from us have power, but we don't," said Sean Shaw, 20, whose home in Rainier Valley has been out since fierce winds swept through the region Thursday night.

"I would just like to know what the method is for getting power back to people."

The Seattle Times: Local News: Why isn't my power back on yet?

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