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Look's like Christmas came early yesterday for 42 lucky prisoners being held in Guantanamo Bay. They were the first to arrive in the U.S. military's brand new 178 cell, $37 million high-security prison.


"U.S. military and intelligence officials have systematically underreported the violence in Iraq in order to suit the Bush administration's policy goals, the bipartisan Iraq Study Group said." Awww, what a nice way to say, George Bush has been lying through his teeth since the get go!!! Out of deference for old man Bush, the Iraq Study Group has most certainly put all their diplomatic skills to use in the "Report"! In other words, "intelligence was "being fixed around the policy," from the very beginning and has continued right up to today! Unfortunately, everything that suits "the Bush administration's policy goals" is bad news for Iraq and for America!!! 


Summaries are excerpted from the source articles; the featured article follows the summary section. A recommended "site of the day" will also appear occasionally following the summaries.

1//Euobserver.com, Belgium

Washington is pressuring Brussels to create a US-type pro-democracy foundation to accelerate change in ex-Soviet and Middle East states, but the European Commission wants no part in the deal. "We think it's high time Europe had the same kind of facility [as the US' National Endowment for Democracy - NED]," senior US diplomat Scott Carpenter told external relations commissioner Benita Ferrero-Waldner at a Brussels seminar on Thursday (7 December) ...

by Ray McGovern

At Tuesday's Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on the nomination of Robert Gates to be secretary of defense, it felt like I was paying last respects to the Constitution of the United States. The Constitution, though, was not the recipient of the praise customarily heaped on the deceased. Rather, the bouquets were fulsomely shared back and forth among the nominee and the senators -- all of them "distinguished," but none more so than the very reverend John Warner, gentleman from Virginia and departing chair of the committee, who presided at the wake.


Possible White House Spin On The Iraq Study Group Report

by Tony Peyser

"Considering all our huge lies
And cunning obfuscations
We actually got off easy with
Just 79 recommendations."

Thursday, 07 December 2006 08:42

DNC: McCain’s Ethics in a Full Nelson

Written by

from the Democratic National Committee

Washington, DC – Today, it was reported that Senator John McCain has tapped controversial Republican operative Terry Nelson to be his presidential campaign manager. Nelson was implicated in the New Hampshire phone jamming scandal, Tom DeLay’s money laundering scandal in Texas and oversaw the creation of an ad against a Democratic Senate candidate in 2006 that many observers believe was overtly racist.



Only Republicans would form a group, give it a title of authority and credibility, and then tell us what we've all known for months (to establish the credibility of this study group, who have also known what was going on in Iraq for months), but couldn't get the US big guy media to talk about it. The bane of the Bush regime -- the Internet. We still don't know all of the horrors that have happened in Iraq. As far as the "minimized system of tracking Iraqi deaths," it was reported out of Iraq, early on, after Shock and Awe, and probably because of the deaths that operation caused ... the US stopped the Iraqis from counting their dead, because they were doing it and reporting it. I remember reading about as many as 50,000 Iraqis were killed at that time and was shocked by that number ... today, because of this criminal act, there's as many as 600,000 or more people in Iraq who have lost their lives, and we don't have a number of the homeless and the wounded. As far as US military, they screwed with those numbers, too. We know we have at least 40,000 wounded and almost 3,000 dead, and I doubt that's a true number.


Bush GOP White guys club of America ... are being targeted by those who are supposed to protect people in this country.

"It's outrageous that this could occur in America today," said Morris Dees, Center founder and chief trial counsel. "These ICE agents swooped into town, armed with everything but search warrants, and started rounding up people -- citizens and non-citizens alike -- merely because they had brown skin. Imagine the fallout if this had happened to white people."

Thursday, 07 December 2006 04:31

BuzzFlash Mailbag for December 7, 2006


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Subject: No Change

Thank God for Russ Feingold. He says the only thing that comes through about this silly hearing ... which is that there is no change ... none. Everything Bush had before ... he still has.

Solutions or Political Coverage? (Countdown with Keith Olbermann, December 6)

by Cindy Sheehan

Little did I know, as Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D-Oh) and I were driving through the streets of a Cleveland, Ohio, another American city that looks like it is preparing for the onslaught of a very cold winter on that gray morning, that he would be presenting me with a clear, reasonable, and obvious plan for bringing American troops out what is rapidly becoming total anarchy in Iraq.

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