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Monday, 27 August 2007 03:31

BuzzFlash Mailbag for August 27, 2007

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Why on this does Bush have cold feet?
If I may momentarily be indiscreet,
It's because retreat rhymes with defeat.

The most corrupt Attorney General
That our country has seen yet
His penchant for not remembering
Americans won't forget.

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 GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Larry Beinhart

George Bush -- and other Iraq War supporters -- have argued that if we withdraw from Iraq, the result will be like the slaughters -- the killing fields in Cambodia.

Here are the facts.

* The killing fields were real. The genocide against their own people was committed by the Khmer Rouge.

BARBARA'S DAILY BUZZFLASH MINUTE

How will George Bush resolve the quagmire he created in Iraq? When all else fails, "behind the scenes" support for a military coup, of course!

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 GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Mike Ferner

St. Louis -- A young man from Palestine and another from Israel riveted 400 U.S. military veterans to their seats last week in this city on the Mississippi River. What captivated the audience was their recent decision to put down the guns they'd pointed at each other for years.

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Greg Palast

[Thursday, August 23] It's been two years. And America's media is about to have another tear-gasm over New Orleans. Maybe Anderson Cooper will weep again. The big networks will float into the moldering corpse of the city and give you uplifting stories about rebuilding and hope.

Friday, 24 August 2007 04:54

Dave Lindorff: Iraq (and Iran) Rag (2)

This song is written with apologies to the great Country Joe MacDonald and his classic Vietnam-era anti-war anthem "Fixin' to Die Rag." To play the tune, click here. The words follow:
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