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Monday, 19 February 2007 07:24

BuzzFlash Mailbag for February 19, 2007

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Subject: A doctor removed two moles from President George W. Bush's left temple, believed to be benign 2/17

A BUZZFLASH NEWS ANALYSIS

We would certainly never think to compare George W. Bush to George Washington. But this Presidents' Day, George W. Bush himself has demonstrated the ignorance (and arrogance!) of doing just that. In a speech at Mount Vernon today, Bush started off by remarking that Washington was "the first George W."

Monday, 19 February 2007 06:13

Iraq War - The New Season

A BUZZFLASH READER CONTRIBUTION
by A BuzzFlash Reader

Season One

President Bush sends his valiant troops in retaliation for 9/11 and to vanquish Saddam's nuclear arsenal and his collaboration with Al Qaeda. As the season ends, it is discovered that the nuclear arsenal is non-existent, and the Al Qaeda link is bogus.

A BUZZFLASH NEWS ALERT

Washington, DC – Democratic National Committee Vice-Chairman Cong. Mike Honda (D-CA) issued the following statement today in observance of Day of Remembrance, which marks the 65th anniversary of the signing of Executive Order 9066 that forced some 120,000 Japanese Americans into internment camps during World War II:

Fox's "The 1/2 Hour News Hour"
Is torture worthy of Jack Bauer.

VERSE-CASE SCENARIO

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Martha Rosenberg

Ever notice how quiet the NRA is after a mass shooting?

You'd think that nothing happened in Salt Lake City and Philadelphia on February 13.

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Danny Schechter

New York, New York: Deals, Deals, Deals...

That's what the media industry is really all about, churning businesses, consolidating one day, downsizing the next. The geniuses who run the big media companies, the men once labeled "masters of the Universe" are today's real flip-floppers. They buy into one bit of the conventional wisdom or "buzz" one week and then abandon it the next. Their compensation goes up even when their revenues plummet.

BARBARA'S DAILY BUZZFLASH MINUTE

Since he apparently doesn't read PDBs, would someone please tell George Bush, "Senior leaders of Al Qaeda operating from Pakistan have re-established significant control over their once-battered worldwide terror network and over the past year have set up a band of training camps in the tribal regions near the Afghan border ... Osama bin Laden and his deputy, Ayman al-Zawahri, had been steadily building an operations hub in the mountainous Pakistani tribal area of North Waziristan." Leaving Afghanistan and preemptively invading Iraq before capturing bin Laden was a stupid mistake! The terrorists have grown in number and they are gaining strength, due to a personal, tactical, dumb, "strategery" made by a "decider" who doesn't have a clue!

WORLD MEDIA WATCH

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.

A BUZZFLASH INTERVIEW

...Whistleblowers have been blacklisted at best, and completely terrorized at worst. -- Jesselyn Radack, former Justice Department ethics specialist

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