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Monday, 12 March 2007 07:36

BuzzFlash Mailbag for March 12, 2007


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Subject: Telling It Like It Is

by Karen Webb

"When assessing the legacy of Bill Clinton, we can't overlook his shameful sexual behavior in the Oval Office... Indeed, it is my belief that no man has ever done more to debase the presidency or to undermine our Constitution -- and particularly the moral and biblical principles upon which it is based -- than has William Jefferson Clinton."


There's a reason why we call Rep. Henry Waxman the "bulldog." Today Waxman wrote a letter to Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice demanding responses to some 11 inquires he has sent her since 2003 that have gone unanswered.

by Dave Lindorff

I am not going to fuss about Halliburton moving its corporate headquarters to Dubai on the sunny coast of the Persian Gulf.

It makes sense, and it makes things so much clearer, too.

by Danny Schechter

The News Dissector has a request for your upcoming special edition of Vanity Fair: Link the growing debt burden of Americas and the better-known debt problems in Africa.

by Dave Lindorff

President Bush dodged a Constitutional bullet in New Mexico Thursday, when nine Democrats in the state senate joined all 17 Republicans to prevent a proposed joint resolution calling for the U.S. House to begin impeachment hearings to come to a floor vote. Supporters of the measure said it appeared the Democrats in question mostly came from Republican districts and were worried about electoral repercussions of a pro-impeachment vote.

The fact that he covers politics is somehow insane; he
Used to work for a fellow by the name of Dick Cheney.

If Pete has publicly mentioned this, my view here may soften
But I would bet it’s something that he hasn’t brought up often.

After consulting Merriam-Webster, I am very
Certain that "shortfallings" is not in the dictionary.


"GUATEMALA CITY - Mayan priests will purify a sacred archaeological site to eliminate 'bad spirits' after President Bush visits next week ... That a person like (Bush), with the persecution of our migrant brothers in the United States, with the wars he has provoked, is going to walk in our sacred lands, is an offense. ... Bush's trip has already sparked protests elsewhere in Latin America, including protests and clashes with police in Brazil hours before his arrival. In Bogota, Colombia, which Bush will visit on Sunday, 200 masked students battled 300 riot police with rocks and small homemade explosives." So much for winning hearts and minds in Central and South America! There are some people on this earth who still recognize an offender when they see one! 

A provocative article, "Dump the Democrats and Unite!" by Joshua Frank, a writer for The Nation and various on-line loci, appeared on the Online Journal (for which he is a contributing writer) on March 7, 2007. Frank briefly but comprehensively attacked the position and posture of the congressional Democratic Party on the war on Iraq, a position shared by the three leading candidates for the Democratic Party presidential nomination. The issues he raised about the posture of the Congressional Democrats vis-à-vis Iraq have been for the time-being at least somewhat set aside by their most recent Iraq initiative (Democrats shift debate to Iraq endgame). Nevertheless, Frank raised some serious concerns about the Democratic Party and its future, which are worth visiting. He concluded his article by saying:

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