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A BUZZFLASH NEWS ANALYSIS

On the whole, George W. Bush's State of the Union last night was depressing and regretful, other than at the end when he milked the heroism and accomplishments of others to end on a high note. As in past years, he also proposed generally progressive policies that he has no intentions of actually following through on.

Wednesday, 24 January 2007 06:44

Failure (in Iraq) is not an option

A BUZZFLASH READER CONTRIBUTION
by A BuzzFlash Reader

Hmm - I wonder why he didn't think of that before he invaded. He says the "egg is just cracked" (maybe he's really referring to his own head!) but in Iraq the egg was smashed no later than April 2003. Now he's noticing?

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION

If you watched freshman Virginia Sen. Jim Webb deliver the Democratic response to Bush’s State of the Union speech, you witnessed something historic -- a Democrat on national TV unabashedly ripping into six years of Bush rule for an uninterrupted 10 minutes.

If this administration's finger-pointing keeps up, I wonder
If they'll need more than one bus to throw each other under.

VERSE-CASE SCENARIO

A BUZZFLASH READER CONTRIBUTION
by John R. Bomar

How easy for the armchair generals of the far right to make pronouncements on Iraq and Vietnam.  They are the same ones that spout Vietnam was “lost on the home front.” It speaks of just how far removed they were and are from the realities of war.

A BUZZFLASH READER CONTRIBUTION
by A BuzzFlash Reader

From this point on, it's all about creating a scapegoat for the cabal.

Behind closed doors, in the smoke filled rooms of the elite and connected, the cabal has finally come to the conclusion at which we long ago arrived. And, since the neocons would rather slow-walk through the coals of hell than open a dialogue with Iran and Syria, they're predictably going to waste an opportunity for a positive outcome by not seeking a diplomatic solution.

Wednesday, 24 January 2007 03:50

BuzzFlash Mailbag for January 24, 2007

BUZZFLASH MAILBAG

Subject: "Failure (in Iraq) is not an option"

President Bush keeps repeating that "failure in Iraq is not an option."

Hmm - I wonder why he didn't think of that before he invaded. He says the "egg is just cracked" (maybe he's really referring to his own head!) but in Iraq the egg was smashed no later than April 2003. Now he's noticing?

BARBARA'S DAILY BUZZFLASH MINUTE

Thus far every "doomsday" scenario that was presented to George Bush regarding Iraq before his preemptive invasion has happened! Why on earth would anyone continue to follow the "decider" into oblivion! His decisions have resulted in death and destruction; he has made the whole world a more dangerous place and "time" has long since run out for such stubborn blind stupidity! "FOOL ME ONCE, YOU CAN'T FOOL ME AGAIN"!!! 

WORLD MEDIA WATCH

Summaries are excerpted from the source articles; the featured article follows the summary section. A recommended "site of the day" will also appear occasionally following the summaries.

1//Asia Times Online, Hong Kong
SANCTIONS UNDER THE SHADOW OF WAR

The risk of war on the Korean Peninsula remains high, and the US government is raising it higher by opening an economic front. In September 2005, one day after regional negotiations produced an agreement with the potential to defuse North Korean-US tensions, the US government charged North Korea with counterfeiting US$100 bills. Calling this alleged North Korean effort a direct attack on US sovereignty and technically an act of war, Washington imposed an ever-tightening and ever-widening web of financial restrictions on the country. ...

BushCheney are planning a War on Iran. That is very clear. That it must be stopped is also very clear. That it will be stopped is clearly uncertain. These men control the U.S. Armed Forces and clearly have no regard either for the consequences of their actions nor the U.S. Constitution. However, there are two players on the stage who could bring the mad dash to nuclear holocaust or at the least the creation of permanent war in the Middle East (in my view the primary goal of BushCheney) to a halt. They are the Congressional Democratic Party and the media. Both blew it on the War on Iraq. Both have a chance to do the job right here.

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