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The Center for Constitutional Rights

March 6, 2007, New York - Today the Center for Constitutional Rights issued a statement in response to the news that CCR's client, Majid Khan, one of the 14 so-called high value detainees at Guantánamo who were kept in secret CIA prisons and tortured before being transferred to Guantánamo in September 2006, would be brought before the Combatant Status Review Tribunal despite having been denied access to counsel:

MS. SMITH GOES TO WASHINGTON

BuzzFlash,

People are waiting because there are not enough employees to do the job. I wonder how many cuts have been to our post offices? We know the GOP has long been against this postal service. Another government agency that they would like to do away with. I know from my own experience that some dumbass is up there changing all kinds of policies. Such as, they don't accept checks anymore without a printed address, which is what I ran into when paying for my Post Office box rental. How stupid. I've had my checks printed that way for over 20 years and no one has ever refused one. Another new rule by some idiot who probably belongs to the Bush GOP.

MS. SMITH GOES TO WASHINGTON

BuzzFlash,

Speaking of the Dark Ages, which just happened to be on the History Channel, people don't realize how easily empires can fall with the wrong leadership. Doom and gloom. And whether or not people want to admit it, under the Bush GOP, our democracy has been treated as if it were their empire.

Tuesday, 06 March 2007 04:22

BuzzFlash Mailbag for March 6, 2007

BUZZFLASH MAILBAG

Subject: Praise the Prosecutor

... and pass the sentence. Yes, Yes, Yes. Libby is found guilty on 4 of 5 charges. Bravo! It's about damn time we see some fairness and justice in the American system of jurisprudence.

Tuesday, 06 March 2007 04:06

Howard Dean on the Scooter Libby Verdict

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DNC Press

Washington, DC – With the multiple guilty verdicts in the case of Scooter Libby and the outing of a covert CIA agent, Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean issued the following statement:

Scooter will lose his freedom and his rather large salary;
He shoulda thought about that before he slimed Valerie.

 

Tuesday, 06 March 2007 02:38

Cindy Sheehan: Vermont, Land of Hope

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Cindy Sheehan

My recent trip to Turkey opened my eyes further to anti-American hatred. As more and more people in the occupied countries of Afghanistan and Iraq are being killed by American troops or by violence that didn't exist before America existed in their countries, the intensity of the hostility is escalating along with the escalating violence. At a "peace" conference I attended in Istanbul, I was appalled when attendee after attendee rose up from the audience to commend my fellow panelist, an Iraqi scientist, on the insurgency in Iraq that was giving the world "hope" by staving off the self entitled "mightiest military in history." I was as appalled because a violent insurgency was applauded as I am appalled that a violent regime in DC is still in power to continue devastating the world that encourages people to place their hope in the Iraqi resistance.

BARBARA'S DAILY BUZZFLASH MINUTE

Obviously George has learned a thing or two from Poppy! "George W. Bush learned at least one lesson from his father: You want your federal prosecutors to be team players who will throw a political elbow or two when the White House needs some help ... George Bush is moving to ensure that he won't be sabotaged by ... independent-minded prosecutors ... the White House approved the firing of seven U.S. attorneys at the end of 2006 after the Justice Department identified them as insufficiently supportive of the President's policies." Key words here being "insufficiently supportive of the president's policies"! Would that include illegal policies?

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Stephen Crockett

Republicans opposing the passage of the Employee Free Choice Act are lying up a storm to swing public opinion against the proposed law. Their primary attack claim is that the bill denies workers a free, fair election by secret ballot. Unfortunately, there is nothing free or fair about the current system of voting on unionization. The law is tilted heavily in favor of company power and against the workers.

At this point in his sorry presidency
When his prospects are so bleak
He’d rather be yelled at by protesters
In a language he doesn’t speak.

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