A BUZZFLASH NEWS ALERT
Washington, DC- Karl Rove, chief architect of Bush's failed and reckless policies, resigns under a cloud of suspicion, refusing to testify before Congress regarding the U.S. Attorneys scandal. Like so many senior Bush Administration officials before him, Rove's departure is marked by controversy -- not only over the U.S. Attorneys scandal but his involvement in the Valerie Plame scandal where he leaked the name of the covert CIA agent. Undoubtedly, Rove's departure will not end the Bush White House's policies of putting what's best for the Republican Party ahead of what's best for America.
Democratic Presidential candidate Dennis Kucinich has been "disappeared." Not in the sense of victims of America's so-called War on Terror. He hasn't been carted off in an orange jumpsuit to some black site in Kazakhstan. But he has been "disappeared" by the reporters and editors of The New York Times.
A BUZZFLASH INTERVIEW
I wouldn't be surprised if we continue to aid opposition groups, and maybe even destabilize the country. But I basically think that the outlook looks very positive for Chávez.
A BUZZFLASH READER CONTRIBUTION
by Kathy Stanley-Yassin
Dedicated to all the Iraqis who kept me from harm with no thoughts or concerns for their own safety. They are the silent voices:
It's been 3 years since I arrived back home after having worked for a U.S. humanitarian agency in the southern Iraqi city of Basra. It's as if I never left. Physically I'm here, but mentally my thoughts and heart are still with the Iraqi people whom befriended me and my Iraqi staff who literally put my well-being and safety before their own. They never once thought of their own fate or risks for their own well-being, only mine.
Bush War Adviser Says The Draft Is Worth A Look
Army Lieutenant General Douglas Lute
Gazed at his feet and decided to shoot.
A BUZZFLASH NEWS ALERT
STATEMENT FROM AMBASSADOR JOSEPH WILSON ON RESIGNATION OF WHITE HOUSE DEPUTY CHIEF OF STAFF KARL ROVE
Washington, DC - Following the resignation of White House Deputy Chief of Staff Karl Rove, Ambassador Joseph Wilson issued the following statement:
BARBARA'S DAILY BUZZFLASH MINUTE
“Ney's Chief of Staff Wore Wire, Was Key To Boss's Conviction." When it comes down to a “me or thee,” you can be sure it will always be “thee” for the Bushies! It’s a fact of life in the Bush world!!
A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Elliot D. Cohen, Ph.D.
The recently passed "Protect America Act of 2007" (S. 1927), which expands presidential powers under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) to spy on our overseas phone and e-mail communications without a court warrant, appears to be just the tip of the iceberg of government eavesdropping on American citizens. Yet, mainstream media (MSM) have given scant coverage to the NSA/AT&T domestic spying program, and a landmark case now pending before the 9th circuit federal appeals court, the outcome of which may mark the final blow to Fourth Amendment privacy rights in America.
WORLD MEDIA WATCH
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