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A BUZZFLASH NEWS ANALYSIS

The alleged Saudi threat to help Iraqi Sunnis fight Shiites if America withdraws from Iraq sure sounds bad for world security. But it sounds great for the Bush Administration. Saudi Arabia's pledge not to intervene in Iraq is contingent on our presence, so now - the argument becomes - we have to stay to avoid an even nastier civil war and increased destabilization across the region.

A BUZZFLASH READER CONTRIBUTION
by Linda Milazzo

The history of the United States is filled with prominent families who achieved wealth, power and influence through legitimate and/or nefarious means. But in the two hundred thirty year history of this nation, no two families have ascended to the apex of American politics like the Bushes and Kennedys of today. And while both families have amassed enormous wealth and unparalleled notoriety, they couldn't be further apart ideologically or share more different views of America, being American, and the importance of public service.

Wednesday, 13 December 2006 05:38

BuzzFlash Mailbag for December 13, 2006

BUZZFLASH MAILBAG

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Subject: Obama, what?

OK ... Just when I think I've heard every nonsensical uttering that the right-wing nuts have to offer, now they're making an issue over Barack Obama's name because it rhymes with Osama. This is total lunacy because apparently they haven't noticed that Bush rhymes with Tush. Not to mention that Bush = Tush makes perfect sense.

A BUZZFLASH NEWS ANALYSIS

The Iraq Study Group (ISG) didn't tell George W. Bush what he wanted to hear, so now Bush is doing what any spoiled brat would: he is asking someone else instead in hopes of getting a different answer. For the last few weeks, Bush has been arranging carefully staged meetings with various "experts," and all of these folks just happen to share his views on Iraq: boost troops and escalate.

BARBARA'S DAILY BUZZFLASH MINUTE

Only fools would expect the moron, who got us into this preemptive unnecessary war in Iraq, to get us out! If its solutions he's looking for now, why hasn't he consulted that "higher Father" for advice on how to stop this killing? After almost 4 years into this bloody war, he now thinks "it's time to get" some earthly "advice"! Give me a break, he doesn't know what he's doing, this war is definitely not a game that calls for a simpleton's rah, rah, rah to win. More and more of our troops and more and more innocent people are dying every day, and "advice" ain't gonna help them! If it's advice you're looking for, here's the best advice of all, RESIGN, George Bush, and take Cheney, Rice, and the rest of the gang with you, don't let the door hit you in the rear on your way out!!!

VERSE-CASE SCENARIO

Epitaph For The Former Enron CEO As He Heads Off Prison

by Tony Peyser

Mr. Skilling
Was more than willing
With sneaky billing
To make a killing.

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Norman Solomon

Some things don't seem to change. Five years after I wrote this column in the form of a news dispatch, it seems more relevant than ever:

Tuesday, 12 December 2006 07:02

BuzzFlash Mailbag for December 12, 2006

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Subject: Why No Outcry for Bush To Resign?

Two Words: President Cheney

Arnold
Philadelphia

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Danny Schechter, Mediachannel.org

New York, New York: Who has real power over US decision making?

If you think it is the White House, or even the Congress, think again. There has been a power shift underway for years and, believe it our not, our future and fortune rests in the hands of bureaucrats on the other side of the world. Sorry folks, but our red white and blue economy is afloat today because of help from members of the Politburo of the Chinese Communist Party.

Tuesday, 12 December 2006 06:43

Will Durst: Reading Isn't Fundamental

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Right about now is when it could come in real handy to have a President who reads. A book learning wonk. A guy not allergic to the printed word. George W Bush even admitted it himself. I think his exact quote was: "I don't read." And you know what, I believe him. Then this summer, something happened. I think it was part of that midterm campaign thing, when the President claimed his beach reading list included Camus' "The Stranger" and what he referred to as "3 Shakespeares." 3 Shakespeares? Sounds like a customer at Baskin-Robbins ordering up a triple scoop of smart. And very suspicious coming from a man famous for struggling through the same page of "The Pet Goat" for 10 minutes.

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