What a surprise. Republicans feverishly exploiting their echo chamber to pound out the familiar percussive drumbeat that Democrats are weenie girly men who can't be trusted to keep their frilly underwear unsoiled much less protect this country from terrorists. GOP mole Joseph Lieberman parroted the same crass cross party line when he nasally whined that Ned Lamont's win over him was a victory for the kind of people involved in the British Pakistani airline bomb plot. One news anchor on Fox News called Democrats "the Al Qaeda Party." And in response, Democrats have vowed to mount a vigorous defense. Soon. Maybe. Once they rinse out their underwear.
Israel Defeats Hezbollah (Yeah, Right)
by Tony Peyser
The Jews no longer look like
The toughest kids on the block
Despite their bombing Lebanon
Just like we did in Iraq.
BARBARA'S DAILY BUZZFLASH MINUTE
"MEHLMAN: Imagine a failed state on the second largest oil reserves in the world. That's what would happen if we cut and run in Iraq." It's time to cut the crap and get to the point--Bush and Company have a plan to dominate the world, and in order to accomplish that gargantuan task, they must control the world's energy source, OIL, and to accomplish that they must control the Middle East! It's that simple, and yet that complicated. Our sons and daughters are being used to further the desires of an insane plot for money and power! The Bush administration has wrapped it up in noble causes, and religious ideology, but in the end it all boils down to money and power for what they consider an elite group! They believe they are the only group capable of ruling the masses! How's that for irony, "Imagine" George Bush as leader of the world! Bush isn't capable of finding his way out of a paper bag, much less taking on the job of leader of the world!
WORLD MEDIA WATCH
1//The Daily Star, Lebanon--FNEISH SCRAMBLES TO SECURE CRUCIAL FUEL AS POWER PLANTS RUN ON FUMES (Lebanon's power plants may soon be unable to provide any electricity to the rest of the country if tankers anchored off the coast of Cyprus do not deliver fuel in the coming days. "We are trying to secure enough fuel oil for the Zouk and Beddawi power plants but the ship owners are reluctant to unload their cargos under the current circumstances," Energy and Water Minister Mohammad Fneish told The Daily Star. He added that the ministry was still negotiating with the ships' owners to dock at the ports and unload their cargos. Sources said five ships laden with fuel oil, kerosene and gasoline were in Cyprus awaiting final approval from Israel and the United Nations to go to Lebanon. Maritime insurance premiums in Lebanon and Israel skyrocketed after the war broke out, prompting many ships to steer clear of the two countries. Israel is still imposing a tough naval, air and ground blockade on Lebanon in an attempt to pressure the government to disarm Hizbullah.)
A BUZZFLASH NEWS ANALYSIS
At this point in time, there is no rational reason for continuing the Iraq War except that pulling our GIs out would mean an admission of failure and an almost certain catastrophic defeat for the Republicans in the fall election.
Well, maybe there is one rational reason for staying there and watching the death toll mount: oil.
A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Amy Branham
It is sad that during a time of war, so many people do not know what a Gold Star Family is. They have no idea what a Gold Star Mother, Father, Husband, Wife, Sister or Brother is. So many times when I attend rallies, protests or other events, I have to explain what a Gold Star Mom is.
BARBARA'S DAILY BUZZFLASH MINUTE
“Speaking to Terry Gross on NPR's Fresh Air - April 1, 2003,” Bill Kristol: "And on this issue of the Shia in Iraq, I think there's been a certain amount of, frankly, Terry, a kind of pop sociology in America that, you know, somehow the Shia can't get along with the Sunni and the Shia in Iraq just want to establish some kind of Islamic fundamentalist regime. There's almost no evidence of that at all. Iraq's always been very secular." Just goes to show Bush isn’t the only moron on the Repuglican block!
by Greg Palast
So, Osama Walks into This Bar, See? and Bush says, "Whad'l'ya have, pardner?" and Osama says...
But wait a minute. I'd better shut my mouth. The sign here in the airport says, "Security is no joking matter." But if security's no joking matter, why does this guy dressed in a high-school marching band outfit tell me to dump my Frappuccino and take off my shoes? All I can say is, Thank the Lord the "shoe bomber" didn't carry Semtex in his underpants.