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Re: OT: FYI Comparing the candidates and news


Bonnie,
I believe I read a brief article along those lines in our paper not too long
ago. Very brief, just mentioned the scientists and stated their opposition.
You're right, items like this should get more coverage.

Kitty

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Bonnie Holmes" <holmesbm@usit.net>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Thursday, July 01, 2004 12:27 AM
Subject: RE: [CHAT] OT: FYI Comparing the candidates and news


> Interesting that I have not seen what this writer refers to in our media
> concerning the diplomats and military commanders.  I have seen mention of
> the scientists.
>
>
> Prominent diplomats denounce Bush policies
>
> To the Editor:
>
> Again our national corporate media have downplayed a significant story.
>
> A prominent group of 26 former U.S. diplomats and military commanders
> recently denounced the Bush administration's disastrous foreign and
> national security record and urged that Bush be ousted from office next
> November.
>
> Among those participating in the group's statement were the former
chairman
> of the Joint Chiefs of Staff under President Ronald Reagan, the U.S.
> ambassador to Saudi Arabia under President George H. W. Bush, President
> Reagan's ambassador to the Soviet Union, the former commander in chief of
> the U.S. Central Command for the Middle East, a former U.S. ambassador to
> the United Nations, a former Air Force chief of staff, and 21 additional
> retired high-ranking U.S. diplomats and military commanders.
>
> The Bush administration, these notables declared, had done so much damage
> to American security, both at home and abroad, ''that a whole new team is
> needed to repair the damage.''
>
> Several days later, 48 Nobel Prize winning scientists, in an unprecedented
> joint statement, condemned President Bush for basing his administration's
> science policy upon prejudice and fear rather than upon scientific facts.
>
> Bush, they declared, had jeopardized America's future by ignoring the
> verifiable truth about global warming and a host of other critical issues.
>
> These eminent scientists urged their fellow countrymen to elect Sen. John
> Kerry president next November to prevent the Bush administration from
doing
> even more damage to the health and security of all Americans.
>
> Such expressions of alarm deserve more than a cursory mention from our
> national media.
>
> Norman Ferris
>
> Murfreesboro 37130
>
>
> Bonnie Zone 6+ ETN
>
>
>
>
> > [Original Message]
> > From: <EvaTEsq@aol.com>
> > To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> > Date: 06/30/2004 5:48:17 PM
> > Subject: [CHAT] OT: FYI Comparing the candidates
> >
> > I don't remember who asked, but I think I recall someone on this list
had
> > asked, "why don't the candidates just say what they stand for?"  Or
> something to
> > that effect.  So, here's a webpage by washingtonpost.com that compares
> Bush &
> > Kerry on the issues:
> >
> >
>
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/politics/graphics/issues/bushkerry/issu
> es
> > _pop.html
> >
> > FYI.
> >
> > Eva
> > Long Island, NY
> > Zone 6/7
> >
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