A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Dave Lindorff
Secretary of Energy Samuel Bodman, in a press conference following the release of the UN Intergovernment Panel on Climate Change report earlier this month, made an interesting comment. Asked why the Bush administration has opposed experimenting with carbon caps for American industry, he said, "The U.S. economy is not something to be experimented with, in my judgment."
A BUZZFLASH NEWS ALERT
George Bush's proposed $2.9 trillion budget follows his pattern of ill-advised economic planning that is bad for the vast majority of Americans. Bush hopes to boost military spending 12% to $481 billion - roughly 20% of the entire budget - and to make permanent his tax cuts for the rich at a cost of $1.6 trillion over the next decade.
MS. SMITH GOES TO WASHINGTON
If people wouldn't believe it before, maybe now, they will see that criminals don't stop until they are stopped. It's never been more clear than today when criminals are not made accountable for their crimes, they don't stop. This Bush administration can't stop and won't stop until they are stopped. Daily, the death toll goes up in Iraq, higher than the day before, yet, Bush and his administration act as if nothing is happening over there, because of their lies and their decisions.
"Impeachment!" The word rings in the air, and the BushCheney Presidency is presenting many avenues of attack for those who think it would be a good idea, in terms of policy and politics. But assuming that for practical and political reasons, it could not be both men, however each deserves it, the question must be raised: Bush or Cheney?
A BUZZFLASH READER CONTRIBUTION
by John R. Bomar
It is an interesting irony that the most comprehensive overview of the Iraq debacle, and a possible way out -- while preserving the best of America's intentions -- was presented by a man named Zbigniew Brzezinski. This Eastern European born gentleman and scholar, who was national security adviser to Jimmy Carter, has outlined what many think is simply the most enlightened overview of the Iraq war and Middle East conundrum to date. He is no ideologue, but a true realist who in recent testimony to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee (available at www.commonwealmagazine... began by describing the war in Iraq as a "historic, strategic and moral calamity ... driven by imperial hubris ..."
A BUZZFLASH READER CONTRIBUTION
by John Williford
So, the Summary Report of the International Panel on Climate Change has been issued. It represents the collective wisdom of literally thousands of international scientists and work that has extended from 1988 to 2005.
BARBARA'S DAILY BUZZFLASH MINUTE
When the Repuglicans are on the attack, you can be sure these yellow bellied chicken-hawks are afraid! And afraid of Senator Obama they are! It's gotten downright ridiculous for this bunch of juvenile morons to launch personal attacks against a man who has by far proven in every way his preeminence!
A job like that is energy zapping
Cameras found you at Bush's State Of The Union
Where you were soundly napping.
You served your country well in the Vietnam War
You soul and spirit took a beating
But some years later, you looked rather crooked
In dealings with Charles Keating.
WORLD MEDIA WATCH
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