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According to Bob Woodward’s (personal and professional turnaround) blockbuster, "State of Denial," Bush has declared about Iraq: "I will not withdraw even if Laura and Barney are the only ones supporting me."

by Brent Budowsky

The full House Page Board should have been immediately and fully notified that a senior Republican was involved in a scandal that might endanger the safety of Congressional pages. The Page Board should then have immediately and fully opened an investigation to protect the safety of all pages and sent to the Justice Department and FBI any evidence of criminal conduct.

They did not, and whoever was responsible must go. Congress must be reconvened, sworn testimony must be taken from the entire Republican leadership, that testimony must be publicly released, and major new resignations will be necessary.

Sunday, 01 October 2006 13:18

Steven Jonas: The US Enabling Act

by Steven Jonas, MD, MPH

It was an event little noted by persons other than those of us who are devoted to the American Dream of Constitutional Democracy. But it will be long remembered by the whole world, if there is a future history to record it. On Sept. 29, 2006, the Congress of the United States passed what can be termed "The US Enabling Act." It is the equivalent of the Act by the same name passed by the German Reichstag on March 23, 1933. The latter gave the German Chancellor, Adolf Hitler, the power to over-ride the protections for freedom and liberty written into the German (Weimar) Constitution of the time, if he determined that so doing was necessary to protect the nation from terrorism and "actions endangering the state." It was under that Act, of course, that Hitler established his dictatorship.

by Elliot D. Cohen, Ph. D.

George W. Bush has repeatedly warned, "Either you're with us or you stand with the terrorists." Now he has gotten through legislation that allows him to back it up. On Thursday, September 28, 2006, in a hastily drawn decision that will likely live in infamy, the Senate nodded assent to the Military Commissions Act (PDF).

by Brent Budowsky

How can one explain that a senior Republican Congressman is only now forced to resign over a major scandal involving apparent sexual overtures to pages that were reported to Republican Congressional Leaders almost a year ago?

by Brent Budowsky

George W. Bush has now made one of the most appalling speeches in presidential history, comparing himself to Franklin D. Roosevelt and Harry Truman and making charges against his opponents that should not be dignified by repeating.


As you might have suspected, members of Congress have long had access to the classified National Intelligence Estimate (NIE), which includes a consensus of 16 intelligence agencies that the war in Iraq is actually increasing terrorism. In an interview, Sen. Mike DeWine (R-OH) revealed that he knew of the report months ago, but simply did not care enough to read the full document until Bush released a doctored summery of it earlier this week:

Friday, 29 September 2006 07:51

BuzzFlash Mailbag for September 29, 2006


Subject: Where Will It End?

The Supreme Court nullified Bush's initial system for torture of detainees (POWs) in June.

It was against the laws of the Geneva Convention as well as the laws of the land. Nevertheless, Bush, Cheney, Frist, and Hastert, (whom all avoiding Vietnam) got it passed.

By the Congress. Where will the violation of moral values and freedoms end? Are we combat veterans, along with other free loving Americans be next, by laws not yet written, to be.

Classified as traitors because we are against torture and what we see as an illegal war?


Colonel Colin J. N. Chauret, USAF Retired Fighter Pilot Active Duty, 31 Years, WWII, Korea & Vietnam


My God, no conspiracy theories here, we really have fallen into the Fascist abyss! Dissenters really can be deemed the “enemy” and we really can be put into the newest American gulags built for just such a purpose by Halliburton, with no rights to counsel and or trial; all thanks to George Bush and the Repuglican majority in Congress! Look out America , Concentration camps are on the horizon!


Disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff and his firm had far more contact with the White House than previously disclosed, according to a new bipartisan report by the House Reform Committee. Republican Chairman Tom Davis has been conspicuously negligent in investigating Bush Administration corruption, but apparently the Abramoff connection was simply too blatant to ignore.

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