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Thursday, 01 March 2007 07:07

BuzzFlash Mailbag for March 1, 2007

BUZZFLASH MAILBAG

Subject: GOP Filibuster on Iraq

"I'm mad as hell and I can't take it anymore."

Today was another frustrating day of no action on Iraq in the US Senate. McConnell & the GOP, with help from Lieberman, once again prevented any debate or action on Iraq. How much longer can we tolerate this immoral neglect of our troops in Iraq?

BARBARA'S DAILY BUZZFLASH MINUTE

"REPORTER: As you know, a growing number of troops are on their second, third or fourth tour in Iraq. There have been a growing number of reports about declining morale among fighting men ... does it concern you?" DUBYA: "... what I hear from commanders is that the place where there is concern is with the family members, the concern is with the people on the home front . . . And I -- and that's one reason I go out of my way to constantly thank the family members." My God, "I go out of my way"??? Even for Dumbya, this is a stupid callous statement! Thoughtless, careless, insensitive, deplorable statements must be in the DNA; to say he takes after his mother is an understatement!

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Peter Michaelson

A recent opinion piece in the Los Angeles Times, written by a senior fellow at the Hoover Institute, presents a false or unhelpful framing of the global warming debate. The article, "Triumph of Capitalism" in the newspaper's print edition, was published on Feb. 22 and written by the historian Timothy Garton Ash of Oxford University. He's perhaps one of the more liberal fellows at the conservative think tank at Stanford University. (The article's online version has a different headline.)

Thursday, 01 March 2007 03:49

DNC Calls on McCain to Apologize to Troops

A BUZZFLASH NEWS ALERT

Washington, DC - The Democratic National Committee called on John McCain to apologize to American troops and their families who've served in Iraq for telling David Letterman on the Late Show last night that "American lives" are being "wasted" there. [CBS Late Show, 2/28/07]

In a cynical photo-op in New Orleans, today, President Bush will use the backdrop of a local charter school to promote his "No Child Left Behind" policy.

Once again the president's found
Himself being criticized roundly:

A BUZZFLASH NEWS ALERT

Last week, Marine Captain Jennifer Harris was buried in her hometown of Swampscott, MA. She was killed when her helicopter was shot down in Iraq.

Though the loss of all human life throughout this war - American, Coalition, and Iraqi civilian - is equally tragic, Harris' death is a reminder that our losses have come from across the demographic spectrum.

Jack should never have to spend more time behind bars
Which could badly damage both his reputation and health
But instead become a Marianas Islands garment worker
Which, you may know, is part of the U.S. Commonwealth.

Wednesday, 28 February 2007 01:22

BuzzFlash Mailbag for February 28, 2007

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by George Lakoff

"The elimination of Natanz would be a major setback for Iran's nuclear ambitions, but the conventional weapons in the American arsenal could not insure the destruction of facilities under seventy-five feet of earth and rock, especially if they are reinforced with concrete."

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