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Wednesday, 15 November 2006 03:51

Cindy Sheehan: In-Curious George Goes to Vietnam

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION by Cindy Sheehan

Q: What is the difference between Vietnam and Iraq?
A: George Bush had an exit plan for Vietnam.

This is an old joke that has made the circuits. It is amusing, but not really one hundred percent accurate. George didn't have a strategy for exiting Vietnam...he had a very clear and orchestrated plan between his father's friends and his illicit drug problems to not even go to Vietnam. In my journey since Casey was killed, I have met many fine men and women who didn't dodge their duty to be dragged off to Vietnam, although most of them disagreed with that tragic war. However, most of them were conscripted against their wills and they didn't have the "advantages" of being wealthy and having influential friends to keep them out of combat.

BARBARA'S DAILY BUZZFLASH MINUTE

Well, now, what an interesting development this is, considering "charges are being sought in Germany against Rumsfeld, and other top officials in the U.S. government," and "the CIA has formally acknowledged the existence of two classified documents governing aggressive interrogation and detention policies for terrorism suspects ... CIA lawyers say the documents -- memos from President Bush and the Justice Department -- are still so sensitive that no portion can be released to the public." Exactly who is being "protected" by not releasing these oh "so sensitive" documents to the public? Could this renounce the "We don't torture" statements made by Bush? Could the courts in Germany also seek out George Bush? Should "impeachment" really be "off the table"? Patriotic minds want to know!  

VERSE-CASE SCENARIO

Alleged Anthrax Hoaxer Appears To Be Free Republic Poster

by Tony Peyser

Chad Castagana wants to get
Rid of every Liberal commie
Even though he currently lives
At home with his mommy.

WORLD MEDIA WATCH

Summaries are excerpted from the source articles; the featured article follows the summary section.  A recommended "site of the day" will sometimes follow the summaries.

Tuesday, 14 November 2006 07:28

Peter Rost: Whistleblowers -- Who Are They?

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Peter Rost, M.D., author of "The Whistleblower, Confessions of a Healthcare Hitman."

Most people wonder how anyone can become a whistleblower -- ever. After all, most stories of whistleblowers don't end well. And that's the reason most people keep quiet.

NEWS RELEASES

DNC: The Bush Economy Continues With New Record Deficits

Washington, DC - President Bush's fiscal irresponsibility continues unabated as the latest Treasury Department report shows that the "federal government started out its new budget year with a slightly higher deficit than last year as revenues and spending for October both set records." The "deficit for October totaled $49.3 billion, up 4.3 percent from" last year. The department also reported that "the deficit for the current 2007 budget year is expected to resume rising." So far, President Bush has "presided over the three largest deficits in U.S. history in dollar terms." [AP, 11/14/06]

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Ray McGovern

President George W. Bush conferred yesterday with members of the James Baker-led Iraq Study Group against a background of chaos in Baghdad, a quisling government demonstrably incapable of stemming the violence, and an Iraqi resistance emboldened by the vote of no confidence given to the president's Iraq policy. As expected, yesterday's meeting was primarily photo-op.

Tuesday, 14 November 2006 03:49

BuzzFlash Mailbag for November 14, 2006

BUZZFLASH MAILBAG

Subject: Accountability and Justice

When will the Democrats stop letting the Republican Party set their agenda? I'm really frustrated that the Democrats always seem to cave in to Republican spin machine. The Republicans have started the spin that investigations of the Bush administration's past six years would be some kind of unfair partisan political ploy and if the Democrats hold investigations those investigations would only be out of revenge for the Clinton impeachment. Now the Republicans claim bipartisanship and working together for the good of the country is what they're all about. Where was all this Republican bipartisanship the last six years?

The Democrats better understand that investigations of the Bush administration are not only warranted they were DEMANDED by the people in the mid term elections. I know the spin machine says the elections turned on one issue, Iraq, but that's SPIN, exit polls clearly included corruption!

Tuesday, 14 November 2006 02:20

DNC: GOP Continues Trickery at the Voting Booth

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NEWS RELEASE

DNC: GOP Continues Trickery at the Voting Booth

Washington, DC - An article in today's Washington Post labels Maryland Republican Governor Bob Ehrlich and his Lt. Governor Michael Steele as key architects in a desperate scheme to trick African American voters in Maryland during last week's mid-term elections. These efforts by Maryland Republicans are just one example of despicable efforts on the part of the GOP to intimidate and deceive American voters. Michael Steele whose name is now being floated as a possible replacement for RNC Chairman Ken Mehlman, knowingly hired out of state workers to canvass African American communities, handing out misleading literature which falsely claimed Steele received the support of prominent African American Democrats. [The Washington Post, 11/13/06]

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Michael Winship

LONDON -- The British take the honoring of military veterans and especially the commemoration of their war dead very seriously. As in the States, this past Saturday, November 11, was Armistice Day, or Veterans Day as we usually call it. At 11 am, two minutes of silence were observed, marking the armistice that ended the First World War at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, 1918.

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