DNC: Today in Iraq: The Latest News From the President's War of Choice
2 GOP Senators Want New Iraq Strategy
Washington, DC - The Associated Press reports that two leading Republican Senators have come out against President Bush's failed stay-the-course strategy in Iraq. Senator Chuck Hagel and Senator John Warner joined the growing number of Americans opposed to the Administration's current strategy as sectarian violence continues to escalate, placing American troops in the middle. Democrats reject President Bush's stay-the-course strategy and want a new direction in Iraq that is both tough and smart.
Spin That Will Make You Dizzy
by Tony Peyser
Some Christian Conservatives
Have gone to the mats
To claim Gay Republicans
Are closeted Democrats.
"If you don't watch out, the Boogeyman is going to get you."
When we were young, every one of us suffered a grandparent or a creepy weird uncle or a fat pimply faced cousin who planted similar irrational fears in us. A psycho adult who got his jollies off by gleefully magnifying the shapeless dread of monsters lurking in the dark to susceptible children. Monsters who waited to gobble us up and skulked everywhere. Under the bed, in the back of the closet and pretty much the whole of the entire basement especially behind the furnace. And still, that creepy weird uncle continues to frighten us with tales of the Boogeyman. And that psycho adult's name is George Walker Bush.
WORLD MEDIA WATCH
1//The Japan Times, Japan--IRAN OIL DEAL GONE, AS IS HEADACHE (A Foreign Ministry official seemed more relieved than disheartened when he heard last week that Inpex Holdings Inc.'s concession in Iran's Azadegan oil field was cut to 10 percent from the original 75 percent because the Japanese firm failed to get started on the project. "You can't help it, with what is going on in the United Nations Security Council," the official, who asked not to be named, said about the standoff with Tehran over its uranium enrichment program. Resource-poor Japan was caught in the dilemma of needing to go on with the project and the harsh eyes of the world, especially the United States, to back off amid global pressures to compel Iran to drop its nuclear quest. For the Foreign Ministry, which did not want to damage U.S. relations, last week's agreement put an end to the diplomatic tension while allowing Tokyo to still hold onto a portion of the project. ... Now speculation is ripe that China, France and Russia will try to fill the void left by Japan in the Azadegan field, where crude oil reserves are estimated at 26 million barrels. Iran had threatened to turn to China and Russia when Japan dragged its heels on getting started on the $ 2 billion project.)
A BUZZFLASH EDITORIAL
To understand the crucible of the elitist, tyrannical and barbaric worldview of the Bush Administration, BuzzFlash has recently published two editorials that go back to explore the Kissinger doctrine of supporting the torture and murder of tens of thousands of people in South America, Central America, Vietnam, East Timor and elsewhere in the world.
A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Paul Rogat Loeb
It's easy to delight in the Hastert/Foley meltdown, and how it's hit a national nerve. Building on all the administration's abuses, failures, and lies, the cover up of this out-of-control congressman may just give America the inadvertent gift of a chance to finally change course.
A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Brent Budowsky
Every American has a profound opportunity to stand with Democrats, independents and genuinely concerned Republicans to elect a Congress that will bring America together, lift all Americans higher, make all Americans proud, and restore unity and integrity to our democracy.
A BUZZFLASH NEWS ALERT
Alright, that's it. Are there any Republicans these days that aren't total sex perverts? We all know about FoleyGate, and just the other day BuzzFlash reported about the Wisconsin GOP nominee for Secretary of State whose lone campaign issue is her bountiful sexual history with members of the Green Bay Packers football team during the 1960s.
DNC Voting Rights Institute Chair Donna Brazile Calls on Election Assistance Commission to Release StudyWritten by BuzzFlash
DNC Voting Rights Institute Chair Donna Brazile Calls on Election Assistance Commission to Release Study
Washington, DC- This afternoon the Chair of the Democratic National Committee's Voting Rights Institute (VRI), Donna Brazile, testified before the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights on issues of voter fraud and voter intimidation. During her testimony Brazile called on the Election Assistance Commission (EAC) to release a report that proves there is little evidence of the polling-place fraud that is used to justify Voter ID around the country. Donna Brazile discouraged the new wave of Republican voter intimidation tactics and modern poll taxes enacted through restrictive Voter ID laws.