A BUZZFLASH READER CONTRIBUTION
by Sheila Samples
The gutters are clogged with the dead
The ones who couldn't join in
The others refusing to sing
The ones who are losing their voice
The ones who've forgotten the tune.
Excerpt "God Bless America," Harold Pinter, January 2003
Preceeding generations had every reason to believe those following them would step into the breach and continue the vigil over this nation's Constitutional freedoms and, if necessary, fight to preserve them. They believed like George Washington warned -- "Government is a "force; like fire, a troublesome servant and a fearful master. Never for a moment should it be left to irresponsible action." And they remembered from generation to generation. Unfortunately, those following our generation will have no such luxury.
OK ... but don't you think that many Iraqi leaders have charted
The months Bush has spent in Crawford since this war started?
BARBARA'S DAILY BUZZFLASH MNUTE
Don’t kid yourself---Karl Rove was up to his neck and his back teeth were drowning in this U.S. Attorney scheme, and while fraud may be at the heart of it all, it isn’t the “voter” kind of fraud! These guys make organized crime look like a child’s game! There isn’t anything brilliant about the act of committing crimes! And frankly, Alberto Gonzales’ culpability is abhorrent; when you can’t trust the “top cop” for God’s sake who then can you trust! There’s more than one frog in this bunch of crooks to handcuff and march off to jail!!!
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 READER CONTRIBUTION
by Richard A. Stitt
Leaving no doubt that the war in Iraq has no end, Bush has instructed his toady generals to proclaim that the surge of troops must continue through at least the beginning of next year. By then of course, we most likely will have gone through several charades where Democrats send forth funding bills with accountability restrictions while Bush continues to veto anything and everything that might have to do with compromises to end the fiasco and sectarian civil war in Iraq.
A BUZZFLASH NEWS ALERT
President Bush and top Republican leaders have been ignoring the advice of our generals for years on Iraq and Afghanistan. Now the top House Intelligence Committee Republican is rejecting the advice of our generals about how to deal with the implications of global warming on national security.
BARBARA'S DAILY BUZZFLASH MINUTE
General Batiste, I salute you and your honesty! You are an outstanding example of what America should be, you are a soldier first and foremost, and that sir is outstanding! Thank You, would that others be as candid! If only George Bush’s hand picked Generals on the ground were as concerned about our troops and America as they are about personal advancement, the whole world would be a better place!!!
A BUZZFLASH NEWS ANALYSIS
A 1999 poll in the midst of Bill Clinton's impeachment trial showed that only 32% of Americans wanted to remove him from office. But a poll this week shows that 39% of Americans want Bush and Cheney to be impeached.
A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Marjorie Cohn
Since the 9/11 attacks, the Bush administration has made the "war on terror" the centerpiece of its domestic and foreign policy. Bush cries terror where there is none -- as in Iraq and in the communications of ordinary Americans. Meanwhile, he protects the real terrorists in our midst.