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A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Norman Solomon

The Blackwater scandal has gotten plenty of media coverage, and it deserves a lot more. Taxpayer subsidies for private mercenaries are antithetical to democracy, and Blackwater's actions in Iraq have often been murderous. But the scandal is unfolding in a U.S. media context that routinely turns criticisms of the war into demands for a better war.

Many politicians are aiding this alchemy. Rhetoric from a House committee early this month audibly yearned for a better war at a highly publicized hearing that featured Erik Prince, the odious CEO of Blackwater USA.

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Eric Lane and Michael Oreskes

Tuesday, 16 October 2007 05:26

BuzzFlash Mailbag for October 16, 2007

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A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Mikey Weinstein

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Michael Winship

Tom Friedman has been wrong before about the major issues of our time. He supported "globalization" and apparently still does, even though this is finally being revealed to be not at all about "free trade" (e.g., U.S. sugar), as some observers have known for quite some time. Rather it is about the free export of capital to places where it can make a lot more profit for its owners than it could in the U.S. Tom Friedman originally supported the War on Iraq, even though he wasn't sure about WMD.

BARBARA'S DAILY BUZZFLASH MINUTE

His nickname is "Duke" in quotation marks
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WORLD ENERGY WATCH

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