As Bush sows, so others reap ...
To claim the current Bush maladministration could be personaly blamed for the hurricane that has brought so much death, deprivation and destruction to New Orleans would obviously be way over the top.
Even bearing in mind how he and his henchmen have repeatedly refused to accept the virtual tidal wave of findings of most of the world's experts on global warming - and it's catastrophic, coming climate-change consequences.
However, to imply that he and his insanely, indifferent and ignorant ilk are absolutely and entirely responsible for the following, as written up by Will Bunch for America's oldest journal covering the newspaper industry - Editor and Publisher - is unquestionably, undeniably, utterly unarguably, accurate.
Here's the article's header.
Did New Orleans Catastrophe Have to Happen?Shocked and saddened as some may well be to see such a story, should anyone be really surprised? After all, the Bush oil-war wouldn't be able to continue if a constant flow of 'oh so easily' sequestrated US citizens' tax dollars wasn't readily available for such outright, astonishing abuse.
Repeatedly Raised Federal Spending Issues
By Will Bunch Published:
August 31, 2005 9:00 PM ET
I mean, ask yourself the questions. If the needless and illegal Iraq war and subsequent occupation hadn't been engineered and implemented on the basis of a tissue of lies -- could Carlyle & Co be continuing to 'coin it' for the crooked crony-cabal in charge?
How otherwise could Cheney's Halliburton honchos have hoped to help themselves - almost effortlessly - to so many mega-millions of dollars as their cut of this putrid war-profiteering plot?
What else could have provide such super, platinum plated opportunities for the good ole' oil-boys to grow so much bigger, fatter, uglier and richer - at such supersonic speed?
For the umpteenth dozenth time most of the world wonders, as one, where the average American's outrage is. Because surely there can never have been a time in their - once justifiably proud - nation's history when apparently, absolute unaccountability went so unaccountably unchallenged.
Read this and rage.
Newhouse News Service, in an article posted late Tuesday night at The Times-Picayune Web site, reported: "No one can say they didn't see it coming.
... Now in the wake of one of the worst storms ever, serious questions are being asked about the lack of preparation."
In early 2004, as the cost of the conflict in Iraq soared, President Bush proposed spending less than 20 percent of what the Corps said was needed for Lake Pontchartrain, according to a Feb. 16, 2004, article, in New Orleans City Business.
Then read on and rage again.
On June 8, 2004, Walter Maestri, emergency management chief for Jefferson Parish, Louisiana; told the Times-Picayune: "It appears that the money has been moved in the president's budget to handle homeland security and the war in Iraq ...What kind of a compassionate conservative crew is it - that actively orchestrates and oversees such a shameless, sickening shambles?
Nobody locally is happy that the levees can't be finished, and we are doing everything we can to make the case that this is a security issue for us."
Also that June, with the 2004 hurricane season starting, the Corps' project manager Al Naomi went before a local agency, the East Jefferson Levee Authority, and essentially begged for $2 million for urgent work that Washington was now unable to pay for.
That particular question is rhetorical of course.
The actual answers to the rapidly rising numbers of real and present problems presenting themselves to the vast majority of decent living, law abiding, honest hardworking and ever more alarmed Americans - must be extracted from their philistine, phony politicos - by themselves alone.
More than enough poor innocents both inside and outside the US have already suffered more than enough - in more than enough different ways. So heaven forbid that another horrendous hurricane hits anywhere else on the Southern coast in the foreseeable future.
If it did - then surely it's a certainty that the current crappy crew couldn't possibly hope to cope.
Can -- nay, are -- the American people prepared to bet otherwise; quite possibly staking their very lives ?
Read the complete catastrophe-query article via the underlined link, underneath.