no one can blame bush for the levees failing is right, but his timing of removing funding that the corps wanted for the levees is why so many are blaming him.
we found $300 billion to attack iraq and afghanistan over night, yet we can't find money to build america. i was always under the impression our people came first, afterall, this is what america is supposed to be all about.
It's about crony capitalism. People come last. Profits come first.
If you damn Bush for the levees he will walk away unscathed (for reason mentioned).
He cannot walk away from his callous and inept response to Katrina.
The Neo-cons are GREAT at deflecting their crimes, and most of the time its becasue we try to damn them for TOO MUCH.
Yes, Bush's agenda led in part to the failure of the levess in NOLA, but no more so than a generation of neglect that he had nothing to do with.
NO ONE, not Clinton, not Carter, not his slim sucking father can excuse his reaction to the worst disaster to hit the US in our lifetimes, if not in our history.
You are preaching to the choir. As the Asbestos Tiger will confirm, I have no admiration fo the Chimp in Chief or his policies. There is NO excuse for war, there is NO excuse to unilaterally oppose the will of the UN (which, as bad as it is, is the best hope we have to avoid extinction at this point). There is NO excuse for the litany of horiffic crimes Bush has painted our proud counrty's reputation with.
He must be tried and he must be punished, he and his Facist Neo-Con friends, but I think it is important to the cause to be exact and accurate to *within a reasonable doubt*.
If you give this slimeball a way to squirm out of the noose, he will.
As far as NOLA is concerned his crime is gross negligence after the fact. Whether or not he funded the levees, he COULD have mitigated that stupidity by at least responding as well as he did to NYC. He didn't.
Iraq and Afghanistan...*sigh* War crimes, torture, DU contamination, its amazing how this ass can't get thru a month without committing a crime worse than anything Saddam ever did and seemingly with a full half of the US behind his lame, retarded rhetoric. He wasted our counrty's resourses on the very worst of adventures, but he did it with *majority support*. Americans wanted MTV Wartime specials and lots of blood and coffins and they got em. I see these asswipes every day with their *Support our troops, send more bullets* attitude.
But on the other hand, his adventurism is no better or worse than any other 20th century administration. Maybe bloodier and greedier, more blatently idiotic.
Katrina and NOLA seems to me DIFFERENT though, and I have a feeling it could be the rope with which we hang him and the Neo-cons for good. Bush, in the days following the storm, behaved in a way that is unacceptable by any standard. Prolly wishful dreams, but HEY, the glass is half full.
God it feels good to rant this shit out.