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by Brent Budowsky

It is accountability time.

We know that up to $10 billion of reconstruction money for Iraq has been stolen, lost or misused and now we know that virtually none of the Iraqi oil revenue, which Paul Wolfowitz promised would be used to finance the war, has been spent.

Monday, 11 December 2006 20:31

Peter Michaelson: Al Gore at the Gate

by Peter Michaelson

Al Gore has graduated from making movies to making revolutions. He is about to incite the masses on behalf of his earth out of balance. As he announced this weekend, he plans to launch a global-warming political movement that will seek a "freeze" on carbon emissions. With Gore in the vanguard, a people-powered initiative can succeed.



This is such a waste of government money and people's rights, just so the Bush GOP can use these women as examples of what can happen if people protest the treasonous actions of the Bush GOP. Oh, don't for a minute think that Bush is not behind this so-called system of justice. I don't understand why a jury can't come to any conclusion regarding this case. They should have thrown it out where it belongs, with all of the other Bush-stinking baggage.

Monday, 11 December 2006 09:14

Run, Kucinich, Run!


Rep. Dennis Kucinich may not become president, but he will be a great candidate. A tireless hero of the progressive movement, Kucinich has been consistently outspoken in the House and the 2004 presidential campaign trail. What he lacks in electability he makes up for in being right.


… many Americans don’t understand that the framers of this Constitution 200 years ago understood that there would be a Richard Nixon, and they understood that there would be a George Bush. And they said: American people, you have a remedy. We’re giving you a remedy. It’s 200 years old. It’s called impeachment. That’s designed to remove a President who threatens our Constitution and subverts our democracy. -- Elizabeth Holtzman

by Curtis Bell

Amre Moussa, the Foreign Minister of Egypt, warned us before we began the war in Iraq that the war would "open the gates of hell," and it has. The news from Iraq is a daily list of horrors. The war has destabilized the region and has made the whole world less safe. Americans have finally recognized all this and have turned against the war and the US occupation. Americans are motivated now to reflect on what happened, and there are some deep lessons to be learned.

Monday, 11 December 2006 07:37

BuzzFlash Mailbag for December 11, 2006


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Subject: Baby Bush's Library a Monument to Ignorance

I am so angry about the EPA dismantling their libraries and dispersing (destroying?) the material therein! This ranks right up there with the baby bush administration record in Iraq of not protecting the museum in Baghdad, the libraries, and the universities, and with the destruction of archaeological sites by our army. Baby bush and his administration clearly have a place in history with the Goths, the Vandals, and barbarians in general as far as destroying knowledge and civilization! Perhaps someone could save a report from one of the EPA libraries to be put in the baby bush library as an exhibit of one of his knowledge-destroying successes. His library will be a monument to ignorance!

R. M. Johnson
New Jersey


So much for all the hype surrounding the Iraq Study Group report, which identified the various problems in Iraq and urged the need to change course. The results forced George Bush to end his denials about the harsh realities, but he is still refusing to change anything other than his rhetoric.

by Dennis Loo

Edited excerpt from Chapter Five "Defending the Indefensible: Torture and the American Empire," in Impeach the President: the Case Against Bush and Cheney, by Dennis Loo and Peter Phillips, Eds., Seven Stories Press, NY.

Monday, 11 December 2006 03:16

Frameshop: Out With "Freedom," In With "Stability"

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The first and most noticeable framing issue in the ISG Report is the almost complete absence of the word "freedom."

Whereas "freedom" has been repeated and repeated by President Bush just about every time he talks about his policy in Iraq, the new report from the Iraq Study Group avoids this word.

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