BARBARA'S DAILY BUZZ
“The horrific blast sent women engulfed in flames screaming through the streets. Two preteen girls embraced each other as they burned to death, witnesses said…a woman who clutched her infant child as she bled from a wound in her neck. ‘She mumbled some words incoherently,’ said Um Ali, 40. ‘Then she fell at my doorstep and died.'' This isn’t freedom and democracy, this isn’t progress, this is unspeakable horror unleashed by George Bush’s preemptive unnecessary war! My God, when is it going to end!
Subject: Who Cares About bin Laden?
"I don't know where bin Laden is.
I have no idea and really don't care.
It's not that important. It's not our priority." I am truly not that concerned about him." - G.W. Bush, 3/13/02 (The New American, 4/8/02)
A BUZZFLASH NEWS ALERT
The war in Iraq is a disaster, and Rumsfeld needs to be replaced. But don't just take our word for it - this reiteration comes today from a pair of recently retired two-star army generals with more than sixty years of military experience between them. They testified today in a hearing before the Democratic Policy Committee, called in absence of adequate official hearings in Congress.
A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Cindy Sheehan
Our "compassionate conservative" misleader was on CNN with Wolf Blitzer and he had the following to say about the heartache and pain that he has caused the world since his illegal and immoral occupation of Iraq began.
A BUZZFLASH NEWS ALERT
Iraq and New Orleans are not the only places where corruption causes taxpayer money to be spent based on Bush loyalty over merit. According to a new government report, the $5 billion Reading First program - a staple of No Child Left Behind - only allowed states to receive funding for curriculums developed by the publisher McGraw-Hill, Inc.
1//The Daily Times, Pakistan--RUSSIA WARNS AGAINST IRAQ-STYLE ‘PROOF’ IN IRAN NUCLEAR STANDOFF (The United Nations must not rely on the kind of evidence used to justify slapping sanctions on Iraq ahead of the 2003 US-led invasion when considering Iran’s nuclear programme, Russia said Saturday. In an interview published in Saturday’s edition of Greek newspaper Kathimerini, Russian Defence Minister Sergei Ivanov said the UN should only consider sanctions if presented with “concrete and incontrovertible evidence that Iran is attempting to build nuclear weapons and clear evidence that it is supporting international terrorism.” … . One of the reasons the United States and Britain gave for supporting sanctions against Iraq and invading was that Baghdad under former dictator Saddam Hussein was developing weapons of mass destruction [WMDs]. Over three years after the invasion no serious evidence of WMDs has been found in the country. … . Moscow is opposed to the idea of imposing sanctions on Iran, despite the fact that Tehran ignored a August 31 UN Security Council deadline to suspend its uranium enrichment activities. Referring to the US take on the current crisis, Lavrov on Thursday criticised what he called “the obsession with sanctions.”)
One Race Sen. Allen Will Not Be Commenting On
by Tony Peyser
This is something I know
Not something I think
If you don't believe me,
Just go to this link.
I always tremble like a hamster duct taped to a roto-tiller when George Bush struts into the spotlight on the world stage as he did this week when addressing the UN. The same feeling I get when San Francisco Giants closer Armando Benitez takes the mound in a save situation. It's a cover-your-eyes and peek-through-your-fingers sort of thing. A breath-holding whispered-prayers kind of time. Exciting, but not in what you call your good way. In a sweaty way.
A BUZZFLASH INTERVIEW
Why should we care about the fate of the middle class? The answer to that question is a very simple one. Without a middle class, you won’t have a democracy. If you look at history, you see that those times when countries have had emerging or established middle classes are the times that those countries have been the most democratic, the most peaceful, and have best fulfilled the promises of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. And it’s the best thing literally for all life on earth.
A BUZZFLASH EDITORIAL
This is THE smoking gun. This is Bush's own 16 revamped intelligence agencies who have concluded that the Iraq War has expanded terrorism. Thousands upon Thousands of American and Iraq lives destroyed. Billions of dollars wasted.