April 21, 2004
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Subject: Impeach two?
Bob Woodward's book and his appearances on television have made one thing especially clear. George W. Bush betrayed the American people when he diverted money from Afghanistan and the nation's pursuit of Osama bin Laden. He spent this money to take over Iraq. While the people and the Congress thought that he was going after Osama bin Laden and Al Queda, he was concentrating on Iraq, oil, the Bush Cartel family interests, and his own personal vendetta against Saddam Hussein. Cheney, Bush, and Rumsfeld were in collusion with Prince Bandar to go after Iraq and its oil, all the while acting like they were after Al Queda and interested in taking out the terrorists. Instead, the terrorists were just their excuse to go after Iraq. This is corroborated by O'Neill and Clarke in their own testimony and books.
Now that we know of this betrayal, both Bush and Cheney ought to be impeached. A Congressional Committee ought to go after those tape recordings that Bob Woodward alluded to on Larry King in his talk with Prince Bandar on national TV. It will be the first Impeachment of a President and Vice President at the same time.
If Kerry doesn't start getting more energized and start acting more like DEAN we are all doomed......the polls today say it all in a nut shell...the ass h. RESIDENT is ahead despite everything that's gone wrong for him.....and ALL the books spelling it out about his conduct. The stupid Americans need a BRICK 5x5 to fall on their heads and wake them up.
How in the name of all that is holy can Powell lie bald-faced to the American people? I know that he refused to give the speech that Bush ended up giving on their certainty that Iraq had weapons of Mass etc......especially the part where they said that the Brits had info that Saddam had tried to buy depleted uranium from Nigeria' And, on Meet the Press, when asked about the planeloads of BinLadin relatives flown out of here after 911, when every American was grounded, he replied, "Well, that was them, not me." He hates them, you can tell. Does he do it for his son and his job, or is he just trying to hold on until the election? I am quite sure he will not be in the Bush adm. if they win...God help us all, if he does!!!!
Shirley in St.Louis
Subject: And another take (also dark)
The regime's desperation to install a pliable new National Archivist before November...
The interesting little side note is that the National Archivist appoints directors of presidential libraries -- as in, if Bush's hand-picked flunkie gets in, he gets to decide who runs the CLINTON Presidential Library. (The mind boggles: Robert Ray? Linda Tripp?) It would only take one senator to put a hold on the nomination. Robert Byrd comes to mind, he cares a lot about history.
Forwarded by a BuzzFlash Reader
Subject: The choir vs. the public
How can we get your wonderful message out to the universities and colleges, as well as the vast majority of Americans who haven't got a clue? I'm terrified that Mr. Bush will be re-elected or re- appointed. Do you have a ten-step program of information that you can encourage readers to post, in laundromats, coffee houses, libraries, gyms?
[BuzzFlash Note: There are couple of things in the Perspectives section you can send, particularly "We Demand" and the "Are You Better Off . . ." page and postcards, which present solid economic data from the Dow Jones, the Bureau of Labor Statistics and, oddly enough, the Bush White House.]
Subject: Was there an assassination attempt on Bush on 9/11?
While looking over this rundown of Bush's "interesting day,"
I noticed this tid-bit:
How did this story not get huge play in late September 2001? As pointed out in the first link, this was the exact same way Massoud was assassinated two days earlier. How is a local newspaper the only mention of this? Even if it was just a coincidence, how did this not become part of the folklore? Indeed, the White House could have used it to explain Bush's movements later in the day. WTF?
Subject: U.S. Patriot Act - A Canadian Point of View
I find it disturbing to notice that many contributors to BuzzFlash Mailbag are reluctant to use their full names, i.e., "Larry P.," "A BuzzFlash Reader," "Bob J.," and I wonder if the U.S. Patriot Act might have something to do with that? If so, it's a sad state of affairs when people living in a so-called democracy are reluctant to have their full name appear in print because they are expressing their personal opinion.
Needless to say, we've had our share of freeloaders, crooks and jackasses running Canada and still do. Take a look at our current "unelected" Prime Minister, Mr. Millionaire Paul Martin, with a shipping company registered off-shore to avoid Canadian taxes! However, as much as I'm afraid of our current administration for their sheer arrogance, I'm not afraid to say so.
Here's one citizen of North America looking forward to our next federal election and also to yours. Let's hope the citizens of both of our countries realize what's at stake and vote accordingly.
[BuzzFlash Note: We think people are reluctant to use their full names not because of The Patriot Act, but because of the thick-skulled, mindless drones and dittoheads that support the Bush Administration's kind of government and threaten violence against anyone who doesn't.]
Subject: Re polls
Maybe I'm looking at this poll more from a mathematical perspective. Because what I saw wasn't any good at all. There were 7 out of 11 questions that G.Bush had 10 or more points of disapproval ratings than approval. Only two areas exceeded higher approval ratings. In school, a teacher's assessment of this performance would be a failing grade. So, I don't believe these two polls that the commentators are referring to. I think Zogby polls and Pew polls are pretty accurate.
A BuzzFlash Reader
It's really shameful how we are allowing Bush, Cheney, and Rumsfeld to get away with all the lies, deceit, and the spending of billions of unnecessary dollars in Iraq. These guys should be impeached.
A BuzzFlash Reader
Why are the army and Halliburton stonewalling this Kuwaiti investigation by refusing to show up and give testimony about the $61 million in overbilling US taxpayers?
Why hasn't the mainstream media picked up on this situation?
A BuzzFlash Reader
Subject: the monster
We took a mediocre man, George W. Bush, and out of 9-11 we created a monster. The media made him a hero, a messenger of God, God's chosen one to lead the world. The media created this monster by allowing him unprecedented power. Now the world hates us and terrorism is rampant. Half this country believes God is telling Bush what to do. A lot of people gave their kids poisoned Kool aid for the same reason.
Bush may be right on one thing though. Thanks to him we may never know what history says about Iraq......we will all be dead. He is a dangerous man.
Subject: The Spoils of War
Forwarded by BuzzFlash Reader Jackie N.
Subject: "An Open Letter to Condoleeza Rice"
Have you seen this letter from Ms. Catherine Fitts to Con-Man Connie? Talk about fried rice!http://www.whereisthemoney.org/hotseat/condoleezzarice.htm
The letter goes on, and it pulls no punches. Ms. Fitts must have had to grit her teeth to address the letter to the "Honorable" Condoleezza Rice.
Subject: Out of the loop
Hearing Colin Powell on the radio today refuting the claim that he followed Saudi Arabian Prince Bandar in being told about Bush's war plan reminded me of the following item from the Complete 911 Timeline compiled by the Center for Cooperative Research:
(7:00)Thanks for working so hard to make the real story available.
Subject: Impeach Bush! Write Your Congressman Today - Use my Letter If you Want
I sent this to Ed Case and copied it to Senators Inouye and Akaka. They are all Democrats. Remember, When you send an e-mail include your full name and address - they ignore non-constituents.
Carol R. Campbell
To Shirley in St. Louis: Shirley, my friend came home from Iraq about four weeks ago, he had been over there for fourteen months. He was and is having some of the same problems you mentioned regarding your granddaughter. He was feeling guilt and worry about the soldiers who are still in Iraq. During my most recent conversation with him, he was planning to get together with some of the soldiers he served with so they could all talk about what they were going through. If that wasn't enough, he said he was going to visit a professional to get help on coming to grips with his emotions. Perhaps if your granddaughter is able to contact some of the others who came home when she did, it might be of some benefit to her, too. I deeply hope so.
pissed off patricia
This IHT.com article is so disturbing! First we have the psychotic chickenhawks in the White House plunging the world into bloody chaos after avoiding fighting the deplorable Vietnam War and now we have these same assholes turning around and holding Kerry's feet to the fire over his statements about the war that HE actually FOUGHT in and is therefore qualified to have an opinion. If everyone in the USA commonly acknowledges that the Vietnam War was a debacle and wrong and supposedly scarred the nation then why this rush to embrace it now?! I am utterly confused. Kerry is a wimp for giving in about his original anti-war stance on Vietnam.
Kerry hones statements on the Vietnam War, By Jodi Wilgoren
A BuzzFlash Reader
Don't you think it is a particularly BAD idea that the President and VP testify at the same hearing at the same time? Talk about an invite to terrorists…I would assume that it would be in the interest of national security NOT to have an event scheduled eight days ahead of time released to the world press that both the President and VP will be in the same building at the same time…
What ever happened to "remote secret lairs" for national security purposes? That all go away when the President needs someone to help him testify?
A BuzzFlash Reader
Subject: Mailbag 4/20/04
I am sick to death of the lies these idiots are getting by with. I listened to a show on kmox, our local station, for the ride home...and they were discussing the Woodward book. It is amazing how many people who call in say they are behind this president 100 %..Of course, you can bet, they have no one in Baghdad fighting.
But, everyone that I hear seems to make excuses for him. I don't get it. So much has been proven, and his lies are mammoth compared to a lie about another woman!!! It is just amazing me!
I just heard on the news that a republican congressman (or senator) from Kentucky got on a plane with a Glock in his suitcase. Said he had a permit, but had forgotten that he put it in his suitcase....think he's lyin??
I mean folks, this is not just an ordinary hand gun...this is a Glock, something or other!! But, Jeez....he is a republican, for damn sure, he'll walk!!!
Subject: Wolfowitz on June 30
Paul Wolfowitz says the June 30th turn-over is vitally important, as it will show the Iraqis that their country is not an occupied one. Since not one single soldier will leave on that day, and since the new Iraqi government will have no control whatsoever over the 140,000 foreigners with guns in their country, it's hard to see how it shows this. The hopelessly inaccurate assessment of the Iraqi reaction to our invasion apparently hasn't prompted any adjustment in Wolfowitz's thought. He still views Iraqis as so fantastically gullible that a wholly symbolic transfer of "power" (what power?) on June 30 will placate them. I suppose we should be grateful that there was at least no prediction of gleeful flower-strewing Iraqis celebrating the installation of this toothless show-regime.
Albert Clark, NY
Subject: Under Clinton the CIA and FBI DID work together!!!!
This article shows that so much of the testimony that the FBI and CIA could not work together because of "The Wall" is False. Read the entire article, particularly the part below about the cooperation during the Clinton administration between the FBI and CIA.
A BuzzFlash Reader
Well, based on the latest polls, it seems that events of the past few weeks have caused more people to support the president and his policies. How disturbing.
In the past 3 weeks we've seen a shocking number of Americans give their lives in Iraq for reasons that have become a mirage. We've also seen the president give a stumbling, bumbling press conference, where he did his level best to avoid answering every question thrown his way, particularly those relating to accountability for the tragic mistakes that have been made in his administration. The president gets high marks for his leadership as he asks us to stay the course. But what can be said about leadership that refuses to acknowledge error? And where is that course going that we're asked to stay on? Apparently the American people don't care.
If those polled gave a thumbs up to more than 100 Americans dying in the past three weeks for no substantive reason, and supports a president who cannot give a straight answer to questions of accountability, then the Kerry campaign should simply quit now.
I wonder - if 100 dead in April alone was good for Bush, would 500 have been better? The recent poll numbers can only lead one to wonder.
Oh come on! Surely the bushies are not questioning Kerry's medals! How low can you get? The man volunteered twice to go to Vietnam and risk his life for us! Where was bush? Gee, still no one seems to know for sure! In demeaning Kerry's medals they demean all of the purple hearts given to our soldiers back from Iraq! These bush people have no shame!
A BuzzFlash Reader
Subject: Molly Ivins and Ralph Nader
I had the good fortune to see Molly Ivins speak last night at Fountain Street Church in Grand Rapids. We were in the back row, and the 1,500 seat auditorium was packed. The crowd was great ~ it truly felt like the entire room was in unity. Lots of cheers and applause for a myriad of great insight from this wise woman.
During her remarks, Molly commented that she "told Nader not to run" this year. In the Q and A section, a gentleman from the audience asked (I couldn't hear him all that well) something to the effect of what Molly thought would be Ralph Nader's impact on the upcoming election. In her answer, she stated that she thinks that Ralph will drop out of the race right before the election.
I found that most interesting...what do you think?
Thanks for all you do!
Subject: CBS News Article from buzz fan
Is Colin Powell utterly insane? What is wrong with this guy? How do things like this actually happen in real life? We have a complete schizo as secretary of state and a thousand insane pirates stamping on his head.
Subject: Another Janklow
Now, I'm sure the fact that his daddy was a US Senator played absolutely no role in this, but he got the sweetheart deal of all time: paid a $50 fine and a clean driving record.
There's a diary on Daily Kos that picks this up, too. Has some good back story on the race.
A BuzzFlash Reader
Appear together? That is an appropriate question to ask. There are a few good reasons for them to appear together before the Commission:
l. Bush needs Cheney's support. He may reveal how incompetent he is otherwise.
2. Questioned together, one won't contradict the other. Great defensive tactic.
3. Cheney can back up Bush's statements, and vice versa. A ploy that can't fail - maybe.
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Subject: Getting rid of Bush is just the first step
After spending many hours thinking how much we have lost in just the last 3 years under this man, some call president, it just sickens me. I was always under the impression that the only reason to go to war was to protect and preserve our rights and liberties. Instead we are hearing war is a reason we have to sacrifice our freedoms. Good paying jobs are few and unemployment is at an unacceptable high, but student loans are being curtailed. Health care is in a dismal state and the safety net that was once in place is over burden and being torn apart at its core. The stock market is steady and sometimes climbing, but so are bankruptcies. Another sign that the rich are getting richer while the middle class are losing their mass. Our quality of life is being disrupted by legislation that lets corporations dictate the cleanliness of our air, water, and our national treasures our parks and reservations. The rising gas prices are over the top, yet we are not allowed to know and/or question the Vice President on his energy meetings and who was in attendance and what policies are effected. Are we safer concerning another terrorist attack, according to Ms. Rice, we are not there yet. The list goes on.
My point is that this administration needs to be prosecuted with no less vigor then was applied to the grounding of the mafia. The same applies, this much criminal activity could not have existed without the help of many co -conspirators such as many in congress. They need to be held accountable for their actions. Until this happens the oaths that are taken along with our constitution will mean very little.
Subject: Bush "disappointed" in some of the troops in Iraq
I watched the president's press conference and was aghast at his remark of being "disappointed" by the performance of some of the troops in Iraq. And I remain flabbergasted that no one has questioned him about this remark or its meaning. I cannot understand how a man who never fulfilled his National Guard duties during the VietNam war, who was never elected to be president and who sent American servicemen and women to Iraq under false pretenses is able to say in public that he's disappointed by those troops!
How does he get away with it? Thank you for all you do to inform the public.
--Julide A. Ozan in Jacksonville, Florida
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