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Subject: Last Night's Bush Speech
The first thing Bush said last night: protecting the American
people was the greatest responsibility of the president. But,
the only thing any president swears to do is preserve and protect
the constitution. The American people can protect themselves.
We the people (through our constitution/representatives) can decide
if we need to upgrade our port security, or send soldiers into
harm's way, or whatever we think will keep us safe. We don't need
a president who sets himself up as our father figure, or supreme
protector (or king or dictator). The president doesn't have to
solve all our problems by himself. He does have to work with congress
to come up with answers to our problems.
Lake Tahoe, CA
Subject: Bush Keeps his "Ignorant" Voter Base in Line
by Combining Words in the Same Sentence ...
Excerpt from Bush's speech showing how he attempts to appeal to
the ignorant masses who still equate 9/11 to Iraq.
"After September the 11th, I made a commitment to the
American people," he said. "This nation will not wait
to be attacked again. We will defend our freedom. We will take
the fight to the enemy." He then added, "Iraq is the
latest battlefield in this war."
While he never, actually, says that Iraq was involved in 9/11
... by putting the words "September the 11th" and "Iraq"
in the same sentence, he is able to twist the minds of the ignorant,
the ones that still believe that Iraq blew up the World Trade
Center, or was involved in it, and in this way Bush can control
their minds and their votes.
These people are really dumb, really ignorant, and the neo-cons
know exactly how to control them.
[BuzzFlash Note: Unfortunately, trusting people don't listen
that carefully or critically. We need to sow the seeds of distrust
-- he certainly has earned that -- and get more Americans to pay
Subject: Final Draft of Bush Speech Reveals Too Much!
As we listened to George speak on Tuesday, we were amazed that
he so misunderstands why support for the war is diminishing: We
realize in increasing numbers that he lies about Iraq. But instead
of telling us how he will make the war go better, he just said,
"We're staying the course."
But a late draft of the speech reveals more honesty from a president
whom the United States has not yet decided is a well-meaning dolt,
or a liar in dope's clothing. American Dissent Radio has received
a late draft of Bush's speech and is presenting it here for your
edification. Judge for yourself.
Subject: Get Up, America!
Can you imagine the awesome power of the American people, once
we are riled up enough, to rid OUR government of the criminals
who stole it? We have long traditions in this country of rebellion
against tyranny. Now is the time. No power on Earth can stop the
will of free people once they decide to remain free.
A BuzzFlash Reader
Subject: Mark Fuhrman and Fox News
I am continually offended by Fox News.
Mark Fuhrman is a self professed RACIST, by the words of his own
mouth, revealed in the tapes exposed during the OJ Simpson trial.
Mark Fuhrman is a LIAR and a PURJURER. Those tapes also exposed
him as a CORRUPT cop, revealing his willingness to break the law.
He is not a credible person. I have NO respect for him or his
opinion. He does not deserve the platform that Fox News provides
him. He is always meddling in a case, and it is obvious that his
motives are only for monetary gain.
It is an insult and an egregious offense to continually see him
called as an expert consultant on various Fox news shows.
Fox News says they are Fair & Balanced, but how is this fair
O’Reilly needs to talk about this on his show. We’ll see if he
is really fair and balanced!!
There are many other news networks to watch. I will miss Greta.
She DOES seem to be a fair and balanced reporter.
cc: CNN, MSNBC, BET, Court TV, BBC, ABC, NBC, CBS, Air America
Subject: The Resident's Speech
This is my first time writing, so I'll try keep it short.
Needless to say, I didn't watch his speech.
I was amazed that after the Resident's speech, the political leanings
of the people polled (by Gallup) was released. I find it very,
very interesting that 50% of the people polled are Repubs.
Actual percentages reported by CNN:
50% - Republican
23% - Democrat
27% - Independent
Georgie Boy had a captive audience for his speech, and a skewed
poll. What's next?
Elk Grove Village, IL
Subject: can you ask this question for me? i am not a writer
can you please have someone write an article on the people suffering
in the united states? the people who are facing cuts in housing
help and mental health help and medicaid help and health insurance
help and food stamp help ... and on and on ... do you think the
iraq war money spent or the money going to nasa to blast a comet
or send up a shuttle is worth keeping tax cuts for the richest
and not helping people who need it at home? how about the education
cuts and cuts for the nih? is the money we are spending on iraq
and foreign aid for other countries worth not helping our people
and kids here at home? i really want to know that answer. please
get me that article.
los angeles, ca
[BuzzFlash Note: We'd like to see that written, too. Here's a
new piece on how the middle class is faring ... Economic
Outlook: Middle-Class Families Find Little Relief from Stagnant
Wages and Rising Prices (americanprogress.org).]
Subject: Left and Right and Bush
This is my email to Mr. Christopher Cooper of the Wall Street
Journal who wrote the story posted on BuzzFlash entitled, "Downing
Street Memo Has Lingering Effect."
I'm tired of the Right making believe that only The Left is disgusted
with Bush's Iraq disgrace.
The media narrative seems to be that "The Left"
opposes Bush on Iraq, and that anyone who opposes Bush on Iraq
is therefore on the "Left."
The persistent, focused, accurate, and stridently indignant
critique of Bush's Iraq gambit emanating from deans of the Right
such as Pat Buchanan, Paul Craig Roberts, Jude Wanniski, Congressman
Ron Paul, Scott McConnell, Brent Scowcroft, and countless career
military and security professionals undermines the media lie
about Who is against Bush's Iraq misadventure.
Please tell the truth from now on.
Subject: Bush's Speech
Our President's speech on Thursday night demonstrated what this
new Republican party does best: Utter pretty shiny words and rhetoric
that are completely detached from reality. Of course, within the
first 30 seconds, he was mentioning September 11th. In fact, he
mentioned it 5 times during a speech that was supposed to be about
Iraq. It's amazing how Bush and the neocons mention the attacks
of 9/11 like they are almost proud of something that should be
considered a failure. The speech was filled with so much nonsense,
it would be near impossible to list all the fallacies and inaccuracies.
But here's some highlights:
In the beginning of the speech, when talking of terrorists:
"Their aim is to remake the Middle East in their own grim
image of tyranny and oppression." "Remake" the
Middle East? The Middle East has always been oppressed and full
of tyranny. Much of it due to our foreign policies. We are the
ones that are trying to remake the Middle East, and we are failing
"Many terrorists who kill innocent men, women, and children
on the streets of Baghdad are followers of the same murderous
ideology that took the lives of our citizens in New York, Washington,
and Pennsylvania. There is only one course of action against them:
to defeat them abroad before they attack us at home."
Here's a lame attempt at connecting Iraqi insurgents with the
men who orchestrated the 9/11 attacks. Then he uses the "fight
them there instead of here" line. I am so tired of this illogical
belief. First of all, if we secured our country properly, we wouldn't
have to fight them here. Second of all, many of the terrorists
would never have been terrorists if we wouldn't have invaded Iraq
in the first place. Third of all, why should we punish Iraq because
our history of horrid foreign policy has created hatred and murderous
disdain? Fight them there so we don't have to fight them here?
That's another way of saying, "Let the innocent Iraqis die
for our sins instead of us." And fourth of all, if this reasoning
is correct, that would mean that we are reducing the amount of
terrorists. Nothing is further from the truth, We have created
a breeding ground for terrorists. And even if we were killing
more terrorists then we were creating, which we are not, it is
still inevitable that our homeland will be hit with another attack.
"Rebuilding a country after three decades of tyranny is
hard - and rebuilding while at war is even harder. Our progress
has been uneven - but progress is being made. We are improving
roads, and schools, and health clinics ... and working to improve
basic services like sanitation, electricity, and water."
Rebuilding a country after two campaigns of destruction from
the U.S. military and a decade of sanctions is hard. Power and
water in urban areas has decreased over 50% in some places. Rebuilding
and restructuring these basic services is the most crucial step
in winning the hearts, minds, and trust of the Iraqi people, and
we are failing miserably. And the worst part is, our missiles
and bombs are what destroyed these services in the first place.
"Setting an artificial timetable would send the wrong message
to the Iraqis - who need to know that America will not leave before
the job is done. It would send the wrong message to our troops
- who need to know that we are serious about completing the mission
they are risking their lives to achieve. And it would send the
wrong message to the enemy - who would know that all they have
to do is to wait us out."
Iraqis came out and voted in large numbers in January. And most
of them supported parties who said they would end the occupation.
A majority of Iraqis want us to leave. I cannot speak for the
troops, but I doubt they would receive any kind of message from
a timetable. I would think that this would give them hope that
they are actually going to leave someday. And as far as the "enemy"
is concerned, a time table would change nothing. Regardless, they
will continue to kill just as much. If anything, a time table
might actually reduce the killing because they would know that
we are actually going to leave some day.
"When the history of this period is written, the liberation
of Afghanistan and the liberation of Iraq will be remembered as
great turning points in the story of freedom."
While history will prove him wrong or right, this assumption
is highly unlikely. Bush and neocons throw around the word "liberation"
all the time, but it is just rhetoric. What have we liberated
them from? Water? Electricity? Stability? Life? We liberated Iraq
from a brutal dictator that had relative control over the country,
and replaced it with a never ending carnival of chaos and death.
I believe that when the history of this period is written, the
war in Iraq will be remembered as another unnecessary endeavor
atop a long list of failed U.S. foreign policies. It will be remembered
as a time in which the entire world despised us. It will be remembered
as a defeat, by giving terrorists exactly what they want: a reason
for recruitment, an accessible enemy, and a cause to die for.
We have given them what they want, and that is a massive failure.
This period in history will be remembered as a time in which the
apathy of the American people finally came back and bit them in
the ass, and the democracy of the United States took a giant step
backwards. I hope I'm wrong, but the reality continues to prove
me right. And the rest of America is finally realizing the same
thing. Iraq was a mistake; Iraq is a debacle. And so is this administration.
Subject: Bush's speech
Bush talked of completing the mission tonight. But HOW? There
aren't enough troops. They don't have enough armor for themselves
or their vehicles. They don't have enough mine detection equipment.
Millions of dollars earmarked to rebuild Iraq have disappeared.
Iraqi security forces are killed as fast as they sign up, it seems.
And the insurgency is in its last throes? If only I could laugh.
Bush and his administration have the blood of thousands of people
on their hands. Has anyone apologized for this? Has Bush attended
a single funeral? Rumsfeld had to be shamed into signing letters
of condolence to grieving families ... this, from a man who has
authorized the use of torture on detainees who haven't even been
charged with crimes? How is this a leadership that America can
be proud of? How is this an America that anyone could lay down
his or her life to defend? The Bush administration lied and led
us into war, a war that they claimed not to want, a war with the
wrong people, in the wrong country, with inadequate planning and
It is up to you, as a member of the media, to expose lies, to
investigate, to question, to dig for truth. The media were instrumental
in stopping the horrors of Vietnam. Please do all you can to stop
this current horror.
San Diego, California
Subject: Reality's Iraq Exit Strategy
So now the propaganda is that we will train the Iraqis to defend
themselves, and then we'll maybe consider leaving. Amazingly no
one in all of American Politics has pictured to themselves the
day when 200,000 Iraqis are certified as competent to use the
weapons and training we've given them.
Not one asks: "Then how many days is it before they realize
they hate having foreign troops on their soil running the show?"
BushCo has never offered an exit strategy because the purpose
of the Iraq conquest was to have a permanent strong-hold in the
Mideast. That's why they are building permanent bases there. To
Bush and Associates, and establishment figures of all parties,
an exit strategy sounds nuts. They're staying the course, and
will offer only p.r. exit strategies as needed.
Unfortunately, the people calling the plays here are people who
have lived in an alternate bubble universe for all their adult
lives at the least. Circled by wealth and privilege, servants,
and sycophants, with high government and business connections,
and never having to pay for anything, they play in their dream-world
of power. They know nothing of common humanity's world.
But they do have great power. Plus their great plan, their unbounded
self-regard, and their steely determination to immortalize themselves
as warriors. But remember Rumsfeld's "unknown unknowns?"
Unknown to them is this: they have no actual understanding whatsoever
of "the facts on the ground." Reality. They only know
how to manipulate appearances—and they continue in their delusions
only because our Quisling Press helps them get away with it.
This is also unknown to BushCo: Reality, by default, will supply
an exit strategy. It will be evident on that day when 200,000
Iraqis are armed, trained, and they're standing next to all these
foreigners telling them what to do in their own home.
I ask "stay-the-coursers": Then, when we are evicted,
will the casualties be enough like Vietnam to convince you we
should have left now? Or do you tell yourselves that on that day
the Iraqis will shower us with flowers?
Subject: Why the free pass? (sent to corporate media)
I believe that we are currently in the midst of the most corrupt
(Valerie Plame), secretive (the "Denver Three"), and
inept (Iraq) presidential administration of the last 100 years.
We have an administration that consistently lies to the public
Street "Memo"), attempts to stifle the media (Newsweek),
and calls anyone who disagrees with them a traitor (e.g., Democrats).
At a time when our foreign policy is failing miserably and we
need to come together as a nation, the administration uses partisan
rhetoric to divide the nation even further (Karl Rove).
I understand that the media is in a difficult position. The administration
has hammered the phrase "liberal media" into the consciousness
of our nation almost to the point that I am starting to believe
it myself. This is also an administration that has done more than
any in recent memory to usurp the First Amendment and freedom
of the press.
However, it appears to me that the President and his administration
have largely gotten a free pass from the media with respect to
much of what it has done. If Bill Clinton had done half or what
President Bush has done, there would have been nonstop skewering
in the media and he would have been impeached and thrown in jail
long ago. I can't defend some of President Clinton's actions,
but I can say that I don't think that he was responsible for the
deaths of tens of thousands of people.
I would like to know why the press has not been more dogged in
its pursuit of some of the major stories in this administration,
such as those referenced in the first paragraph above. You have
a difficult job to do, but I don't think it is impossible -- more
importantly, I think it is imperative that it be done.
Thank you for your time.
Subject: Prime Time For the President
The sole supportive interruption followed a sequence in which
Bush built to the line, "We will stay in the fight until
the fight is won." NBC's Kelly O'Connell, reporting from
Fort Bragg, told Williams afterward that the applause appeared
to have been "triggered by members of the president's advance
team" and that once they began clapping, the soldiers joined
Wolf Blitzer, co-anchoring with Zahn on CNN, told viewers there
were "no rah-rah hooahs from this group," but no one
had said there would be.
Time For the President (Tom Shales/Washington Post)
A BuzzFlash Reader
[BuzzFlash Note: As Shales also observes, and NBC's Brian Williams
pointed out, the soldiers who made up Bush's audience "were
technically at attention ..." So, they weren't allowed to
react? Wow, that's even better Rove-control than with the hand-picked
crowds at his Social Security "town hall" meetings!
Except that it kind of made it look like the military doesn't
especially support the president.]
Subject: Pull Out of Iraq Now
GET OUT OF IRAQ NOW! Bring our troops home and leave that country
to the people to decide their own future. This war has been a
complete failure, is a killing field for our soldiers and is a
training ground for terrorists.
To date the USA has only provided a growing number of terrorists
that will destroy the government that we are pushing, the moment
we leave. We could leave tomorrow or ten years from now and the
outcome would be the same. The USA established Iraq leaders, the
military and the police force are all dead men. We have allowed
the terrorists to become to strong.
Subject: The Victim Mentality
On the Saturday night after 9/11 my husband and I were in a bar
in Milwaukee. While talking about the tragedy, the perky blonde
bartender interrupted to say, "God, I'm glad Bush is president.
Can you imagine what would've happened if Gore was in charge?"
I've thought about her often since then. I have often imagined
what would've happened if Gore,
a Vietnam vet, had been in charge. We BuzzFlash readers can
list a hundred thousand actions Bush has taken that Gore wouldn't
have, but I think the biggest difference is profound and profoundly
sad for our country.
Bush has given us all the victim mentality. We as individuals
are now much weaker than we were four years ago. Try to count
how many times in a day you hear the words 'nine eleven'. Still.
Think of how many things it is used to excuse. Think of the different
settings in which it is used. Think of how it is now and forever
the before-and-after mark of so many things.
If Gore had been president he'd have gone after Osama in Tora
Bora. He'd have used our elite forces for what they have been
trained for. They'd have captured Osama and thrown him in prison.
Our airports, seaports and nuclear plants would be protected against
further attack. We'd have turned our attention toward brand new
industries that would replace our dependence on foreign oil. Our
economy would be soaring with the development of these new industries,
a bio boom like the dot-com boom of the nineties.
Having accomplished that, we'd have gotten on with our lives.
We'd have honored our 3000 dead by keeping America the shining
beacon of hope it was once throughout the world.
We would never have forgotten, just as we don't forget the victims
in Oklahoma City, nor the victims of the first World Trade Center
In other words, we'd actually be the strong, rugged, individuals
the all-hat-no-cattle right wing pretends we are.
Instead, while we thump our chests and wave our flags we are bleeding
resources, China is buying us up, our worldwide political influence
is a joke. These are our last days as a super power. 9/11 will
always be the before and after in our history books. But like
the bullet fired in Austria nearly a hundred years ago, this benchmark
will only flag the beginning of the end of an empire.
And I know Gore wouldn't have done that.
[BuzzFlash Note: A great testimonial to VP Gore. You might want
to visit: http://www.algore-08.com/.]
Subject: War on Terrorism
President Bush states that we're fighting insurgents and terrorists
overseas so we don't have to fight them here. That seems to imply
discrimination. Is it morally acceptable to sacrifice the lives
of citizens overseas rather than American citizens? Are our lives
more valuable than our neighbors lives? Of course I don't want
to see our citizens killed, but I question the rationale that
it is justifiable to sacrifice the lives of people overseas to
protect our own lives. We are sacrificing American lives. After
all, don't we have thousands and thousands of American citizens
serving in the military throughout the world who have lost their
lives? How can we then say that we are fighting the terrorists
overseas so we don't have to fight them here when we are sending
our citizens overseas, and they are dying overseas? Because our
citizens are dying in Iraq, Afghanistan, etc., aren't we sacrificing
American lives regardless of where they are dying? Death is death
regardless of where a citizen dies. Geography doesn't change the
fact that American citizens are dying overseas every day, so President
Bush's argument that we are fighting terrorists overseas so we
don't have to fight them here doesn't hold water in my mind. Death
is death regardless of geography.
A BuzzFlash Reader
Subject: Democrats "criticize" Bush Speech - They Gotta
Sen. John Kerry, Bush's Democratic opponent in last year's
presidential election, told NBC's "Today" show that
the borders of Iraq "are porous" and said "we
don't have enough troops" there.
Sen. Joseph Biden Jr., appearing on ABC's "Good Morning
America," disputed Bush's notion that sufficient troops
are in place.
Let me get this straight ... Bush LIES and Biden and Kerry reaction
is to say that MORE TROOPS ARE NEEDED in Iraq!!! Later in the
same article Biden and Chris Dodd are quoted as saying that the
President has INCREASED his credibility with this speech and that
"this is a start." LET ME TELL YOU SOMETHING ... RALPH
NADER WAS RIGHT!!!! THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY IS A COMPLETE WASTE OF
TIME AND A JOKE. TALK ABOUT TWEEDLEDEE AND TWEEDLEDUM!!!!
Jersey City, NJ
Subject: I Wonder
GW Bush said the war in IRaq is worth the cost. If the cost of
this war had been his own daughters, I wonder if he then would
have thought the cost was worth it. I have noticed the twins are
neither in the military or even any volunteer work for their country.
Are they too busy working? Come to think of it, no one in the
Bush family is in the service, and there are a lot of them between
18 and 25. Guess dying is for other people to do for Bush's war.
Subject: Arrogant Bush
Admittedly, I did not watch the liar in chief Tuesday night. I
made up my mind to boycott the speech. After the speech, I surfed
both CNN and MSNBC. To my surprise, CNN was not too impressed
with Bush and MSNBC had Chris Matthews at a town meeting in Nashville,
TN. The MSNBC town hall was well fortified with republicans who
booed the mention of democrats and cheered republicans. Republican
boosters were interviewed from the audience frequently. At one
point, Matthews talked with a Baptist minister who said, if Iraqi
insurgents would stop their attacks, US soldiers would clear out
and come home ... simple as that.
Clearly, this was an ignorant man. Clearly, this was an ignorant
audience. Later, Matthews stated that the town meeting was in
a majority republican town and they all cheered. Why would MSNBC
pick a republican stronghold for a town hall meeting? Quite simply,
it was to get a pro-republican atmosphere to broadcast, and they
succeeded. I switched back to CNN and in contrast, the talking
heads there asked notables how the speech went over. More of the
same was the answer. Scoping in the comments, I found most talk
on CNN was not favorable to the Bush speech.
I did see a video of Bush ending his speech and nearly barfed
when he stepped away from the podium and jerked his head in an
aggressive head-butt manner as if to say, “Take that America,
I am an awesome president!” If Buzzers can stomach it they might
be able to see it again on C-Span.
Sometimes we get so caught up in the language of billions and
trillions, bandied about so casually in discussions of the state
of our economy, that we lose sight of the real value of those
Last night I was watching a Discovery Channel program on New York's
subway system. They were explaining plans to build a "mega"
underground subway hub in the Wall Street area. The project cost
is estimated at "half a billion dollars."
Half a billion dollars to improve the functioning of a transportation
system that daily moves millions of commuters into and out of
the financial center of the world.
More than 200 billion of our tax dollars have so far been sucked
down the drain in Iraq. And what do we have to show for it? Not
much, as far as I can see. Dead American soldiers, dead Iraqis,
a bombed out wreck of a country without water, sewage systems,
electricity, jobs, security, or other basic needs.
I wonder how many of those 200 billion dollars it would take to
make our social security "problem" disappear? Or provide
basic health care to every man, woman, and child? Or raise the
minimum wage a lousy buck an hour? Where are our priorities? Who's
running this show? The greedy, immoral, soul-less Republicans
or the ineffectual, leaderless Democrats all share the blame,
in my opinion.
Maybe we ought to boot them all out of office when 2006 rolls
A BuzzFlash Reader
Subject: Karl Rove's distraction techniques
Karl Rove's recent squawks and rantings are nothing more than
his calculated way of diverting attention from the failures of
the Bush administration -- starting with their failure to pay
attention to all the signals coming in prior to Sept. 11, 2001,
warning of an impending terror attack within the United States.
Bush never even returned to the White House after receiving the
6, 2001 Presidential Daily Briefing alerting him to the impending
attack. Bush could, later, rush to the White House (from his Texas
ranchette) to sign legislation requiring the federal courts to
take another look at the Terri Schiavo case, but Bush couldn't
be bothered to interrupt his month-long vacation to return to
D.C. to see to it that the country was being guarded as diligently
After 9/11, Bush basked in the glow of a nation that was solidly
united behind him. The American people staunchly supported military
action in Afghanistan, because we understood the 9/11 terrorists
had their training camps there and had found Afghanistan a safe
place from which to plot their evil attacks. But then Bush made
a 90 deg. turn and invaded Iraq, in spite of solid evidence that
Saddam Hussein had nothing to do with 9/11 or the terrorists who
had plotted and committed the attacks. By invading and occupying
Iraq, Bush has created a recruiting tool for terrorists from all
over the globe, who now use Iraq as a training ground.
Bush took an economy that was booming at the time of his first
inauguration, and turned that economy into a shambles -- to the
extent that even the prudent former Fed Chairman Paul Volcker
says we are in for an economic tsunami within five years, because
of Bush's disastrous tax, trade, budget and war-making policies.
Bush took a budget surplus that he inherited from the Clinton
administration and quickly turned it into a budget deficit, and
has been creating budget deficits every year since then.
Karl Rove has a powerful need to distract us from all that.
A Loyal BuzzFlasher
Subject: 9/11 and Saddam
I'm sure you've seen quite a bit on this already, but I was wondering
which meetings Rep. Robin Hayes was attending when they spelled
out for him the link between 9/11 and Iraq? Hayes was on CNN this
morning and said, several times, that the terrorists of 9/11 and
al Qaeda are linked to Saddam Hussein and Iraq. Except ...
President's own words: "We've had no evidence that Saddam
Hussein was involved with September the 11th" (9/17/03)
Secretary of State Colin Powell told the public that there was
no "smoking gun [or] concrete evidence" of links between
al Qaeda and Iraq. (New York Times, "Powell Admits No Hard
Proof In Linking Iraq to Al Qaeda, 1/9/04)
The 9/11 Commission found no "collaborative relationship"
between Iraq and al Qaeda. (Washington Post, "Al Qaeda-Hussein
Link Is Dismissed," 6/17/04)
"The chairman of the monitoring group appointed by the United
Nations Security Council to track al Qaeda told reporters that
his team had found no evidence linking al Qaeda to Saddam Hussein."
- NY Times, 6/27/03
U.S. allies have found no links between Iraq and Al Qaeda. 'We
have found no evidence of links between Iraq and al Qaeda,' said
Europe's top investigator. 'If there were such links, we would
have found them. But we have found no serious connections whatsoever.'
- LA Times, 11/4/02"
Just thought you might be interested.
lawmaker: Saddam linked to 9/11 (CNN)
Subject: My heart is broken.
If the majority of the in-tune citizens of the United States cannot
see the results of this disastrous war, then I have lost my faith
in Americans. I am so sick in my heart at the lies, misdeeds and
results of this administration's actions, that I will take to
the streets and do whatever I can to stop more destruction. There
is nothing that bush has touched that he has not made worse. The
environmental regulations that he refuses to uphold, the science
that he refuses to recognize, the senseless deaths that he has
caused are just part of the reasons that he must be impeached
or at least deemed insane and unfit for command. Not only bush*,
but cheney, rumsfeld, wolfowitz, rice, and others glued to this
insanity, must be fired for the sake of the once great United
States of America. He has ruined America.
I am not a radical (up till now). I am a professional woman
50+ and a mother and wife. I am broken-hearted at what they* have
done. Please, America, wake up! Get active, get rid of this dangerous
Mill Valley, CA
*small letters out of disrespect.
Subject: Bush at Bragg
I had to wrack my brains for something positive about Bush's
so-called speech at Ft Bragg in front of true heroes and patriots.
It was a struggle but here it is:
It's good it wasn't Thanksgiving -- the sight of the real turkey
posing with a plastic turkey would have been entirely too ludicrous.
Subject: "About Half the Country" Voted For Bush -
RE: Your Article Title "Full
Text of Bush's Speech. Just Fire the Guy for Incompetence, High
Crimes and Misdemeanors.... But Who Would Vote for a Rock for
President? Apparently, About Half the Country." 6/29
Dear BuzzFlash Familia -
Pleez, pleez, pleez stop repeating that "about half"
of the American public voted for or elected G.W. Bush. The ONLY
reason the born-again son of a former CIA Director is in office
is the ONLY reason an Austrian citizen is Governor of California
-- PRIVATIZED ELECTRONIC VOTING WITH RESULTS BASED ON BLIND FAITH.
Until we get back to TRANSPARENT ELECTIONS WITH VOTING BALLOTS
HAND COUNTED (the same as cash is), we will have the chaos with
which the Bush clan is hauling us all to hell in a hand basket.
There is no "half" of America that is for the unconstitutional
Bush administration, there is only rigged privatized voting and
a corporate media keeping it all whitewashed. (End of small scolding
to the nonetheless AWESOME BuzzFlash.)
Santa Barbara, CA
Hey buzz and buzzers,
I didn't watch the moron's speech last night because I didn't
want to ruin my perfect record of having never listened to him
give a speech. Plus, it's physically impossible for me -
I always feel like I might have an aneurysm or something.
But I do like reading the reviews the next day - mostly because
they're so bad.
On Air America this morning, they were taking parts of the speech
he made last year re Iraq and parts of last night's speech and
they were almost exactly the same. "We're winning the war
on terrorism, but there's still hard work to do." I can see it
20 years from now - "We've really got them on the run, but there's
still hard work to do." Hard work for who, George?
And I see that the 9/11 - Iraq connection has been brought back
into play. Hey, when you got nothing, you've got to go back to
what works - or what once worked. Are there still a lot of idiots
out there that believe that? What a silly question, of course
there are. Is there any question that he's completely divorced
from reality? I mean his permanent vacation from the real world
seems worse now because at least the MSM is starting to show what's
going on in Iraq.
Yet it doesn't occur to the idiot that people are seeing this
and hearing something completely different from him and his co-morons
(last throes, anyone?) Donald Rumfilled is going around
babbling incoherently, but not to worry, he's still our Defense
Secretary. So many nearly brain dead politicians are still
repeating the mantra "he has resolve - he's a strong leader!" And
if I have to be reminded one more time that we cannot forget 9/11,
I'm going to run him over with my car (I wish it was a Humvee).
I'm going to go throw up.
Thanks BuzzFlash for keeping us from going over the edge! Because
of all of you, I keep hangin' on. Time to buy another premium.
We've got to keep you around!
Barbara in NYC
Subject: Just heard on CNN -- Repuke-led Congress is granting
The (Republican-led) Congress is going after A $3,000 A YEAR
PAY RAISE!!!!!! Contact your Congressman/woman and tell them to
live within their means and do not give themselves a pay raise!!
We are in the midst of a war for crying out loud. We have heard
the stories of Veterans who are serving in Iraq & other middle
east countries who have lost their homes!!! Had to file bankruptcy!!
And Congress gets a pay raise? This sucks!
to Get Raise (AP/NY Times)
A BuzzFlash Reader
... into Downing Street Memos, the 'outing' of the CIA agent ...
9/11 ... yeah ... I am all for that as long as it is a REAL investigation
... not some namby-pamby POS 'whitewash' like the "Independent
9/11 Commission" investigation, the Valerie Plame 'investigation'
... etc. ... was supposed to be. Otherwise, don't bother wasting
any more of Congress' time, and our tax money as well.
A BuzzFlash Reader