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Wednesday, 26 September 2007 05:59

BuzzFlash Mailbag for September 26, 2007

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Subject: A Non-di-nahy-uhl Di-nahy-uhl

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Marjorie Cohn

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's visit to the United States has prompted an outcry, including protests and tabloid headlines calling him "evil" and a "madman." The Bush administration, which maintains that "all options" remain on the table with Iran, should vigorously pursue the diplomatic option, instead of moving inexorably toward the military option.

A BUZZFLASH NEWS ALERT

Congressional Progressive Caucus

PROGRESSIVE CAUCUS MEMBERS ADOPT TOUGHER POLICY STANCE ON IRAQ

Washington, DC - The co-Chairs of the Progressive Caucus -- U.S. Representatives Lynn Woolsey (D-CA) and Barbara Lee (D-CA) -- announced that Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC) members have approved an even stronger policy position with regard to U.S. policy in Iraq than when they were the first bloc within this Congress last February to call for all U.S. troops and military contractors to come home. (View the formal position statement online.)

Wednesday, 26 September 2007 04:21

Jules Carlysle: T'was the Night Before Ji'had

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Jules Carlysle

Listen my friends, to the story I tell…
About fighting terrorists and doing it well.
It began in the fall of two thousand and four
The Intelligence Service heard whispers and more…

Brash kids ran their mouths in the public domain
Sought like-minds for meetings by bus and by train.
On Web sites and chatrooms espousing radical ways
They were found out completely in a matter of days.

BARBARA'S DAILY BUZZFLASH MINUTE

Just like a Repuglican “chickenhawk,” the Repuglicans who are up for re-election don’t want the public to know they’re pro-war! “These Senators, of course, are from the WINO caucus -- they are Waverers In Name Only who say they're 'wavering' in their support for Bush's policies, but keep voting against any measure that would actually force a change in those policies.” Actually they’re the same Repuglican cowards they’ve always been, they don’t even have the backbone to back up their pro-war votes.

That goes without saying but what would
Amaze me though
Is hearing Bush at a McCain speech shout,
"Don't tase me, bro!"

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Glenn W. Smith
The Rockridge Institute

The war on voting rights continues. In the latest development, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear an appeal of a voting rights case over whether or not government identification requirements discriminate against the poor and minorities. The lower court opinion under review was written by an appeals court judge who believes voting distracts citizens from their most important duty: shopping.

WORLD MEDIA WATCH 

Summaries are excerpted from the source articles; the featured article follows the summary section.   

1//Asia Times Online, Hong Kong
MILITARY BRAINS PLOT PAKISTAN'S DOWNFALL
 

Tuesday, 25 September 2007 09:53

Shirley Smith: We're in a World of Hurt

BuzzFlash,  

Baiting people and then killing them, this is out and out murder; of course, so was the Bush GOP's "shock and awe," followed by the invasion of the US into Iraq. Then there are the random killings by mercenaries, whose actions we are told do not come under any kind of law. Come on. How many people believe that if these mercenaries were hired by another country to kill Americans . . . do you really think they would not be punished by the Bush GOP, especially if the target happened to be US government officials?

So Pres. Ahmedinejad of Iran comes to the U.S. And boy, is the U.S. Right hot and bothered about his visit and what he wants to do here (inside the 25-mile radius from the UN within which foreign dignitaries on the Administration's s__t list must stay). First, he wants to visit the site of 9/11. Apparently forgetting that Iran delivered an outpouring of sympathy when the horror occurred, that Iran, a Shiite country, despises the Sunni bin Laden (and he doesn't like them much either), that Iran provided material aid to the original U.S. invasion of Afghanistan and still doesn't like the Taliban and certainly doesn't like the fact that under yet another Georgite-mismanaged war they have made a strong comeback, the U.S. Right launched a general "how dare he?" That of course fits right in with the current campaign to drum up Islamophobia using any convenient Muslim target regardless of politics (except, of course, the Bush-partners Saudis).
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