A BUZZFLASH NEWS ANALYSIS
Last week, we wrote that the situation in Afghanistan - stemming from our one war actually tied to bin Laden and al-Qaeda - has become suddenly much worse after years of inattention from the Bush Administration (Afghanistan is the New Iraq: Al-Qaeda and Taliban back in Action, 9/18). But more evidence from leading experts indicates that even our last assessment was overly optimistic.
Subject: President Bush Supports the Troops by Supporting Torture
Well the President and his Republican controlled rubber stamp Senate have done it again. The Senate has come to agreement to continue letting the President use torture as a means of interrogating suspects. If and when the new interpretation of the Geneva Conventions is put into law, this will put our troops and civilian intelligence personnel in even more danger. Does the President actually think that when our men and women in uniform are captured that they will not be treated in the same manner that we have treated the prisoners in Abu Ghraib and or Guantanamo? And by changing the way America interprets the Geneva Conventions just gives our enemies in the war on terror the green light to torture our soldiers and civilian intel personnel.
A BUZZFLASH NEWS ALERT
Republicans controlling the "Do-Nothing Congress" have utterly failed in their responsibility to fairly pass necessary spending bills, according to Rep. David Obey (D-WI), Ranking Member of the House Appropriations Committee.
The WorldCom Before The Storm
by Tony Peyser
Joe Ely, one of the great talents on the roots rock scene,
Once sang about "driving to the poorhouse in a limousine."
President Will Allow Entire Controversial NIE Report To Come Out
by Tony Peyser
Hold on --- that headline doesn't get to the heart of it:
The truth is that Bush wants to just release part of it.
WORLD MEDIA WATCH FOR SEPTEMBER 27, 2006
1//RIA Novosti (Russian News & Information Agency), Russia--RUSSIA TO DELIVER 80 TONS OF FUEL TO IRAN NPP - ATOMSTROIEXPORT (Russia and Iran signed Tuesday a supplementary agreement on the delivery of 80 metric tons of nuclear fuel to a nuclear power plant in southern Iran in March 2007, the head of Russia's nuclear exporter said. Russia is helping Iran build the plant at Bushehr, 400 kilometers (250 miles) southwest of the capital, Tehran. The NPP is being constructed under the supervision of the International Atomic Energy Agency, the UN's nuclear watchdog. Sergei Shmatko, the head of Atomstroiexport, Russia's nuclear power equipment and service export monopoly, said the supplementary agreement also stipulated a date for the plant's commissioning. "We have signed a supplementary agreement to the contract for the construction of the Bushehr NPP," Shmatko said. "The agreement stipulates that the date for the power generating launch will be November 2007, and that the plant will be commissioned in September 2007." ... . Iran's vice president and head of the Atomic Energy Organization, Gholamreza Aghazadeh, arrived in Moscow Monday for talks with Kiriyenko on the plant. Traveling to Moscow Monday, Aghazadeh said he intended to propose that some of the work at Bushehr be carried out by Iranian specialists. He also said the implementation of his proposal would help accelerate the plant's commissioning, adding that Iran was capable of completing its construction alone.)
A BUZZFLASH EDITORIAL
Yesterday, September 26, the mainstream media was too busy covering the tragically bizarre behavior of a president unhinged from reality to focus on the facts. Bush basically threw a tantrum, claiming that a National Intelligence Estimate by his 16 top intelligence agencies didn’t say what it said.
A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Brent Budowsky
In his latest farewell address, Tony Blair made a statement that reveals more than anything the poisons that have been injected in our politics today.