The Fifth Horseman: New Orleans: Victim of the Chickenhawk Brigade

Tuesday, August 30, 2005


New Orleans: Victim of the Chickenhawk Brigade

Dubya has some explaining to do to the people of New Orleans. Earlier this year, Bush denied the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers funds to shore up the levees in New Orleans.

Now the people of New Orleans are paying dearly for this mistake. A two-block section of the vital 17th Street Canal gave way yesterday, allowing water to pour into the city. As of now, 80% of the city is covered in up to 20 feet of water.

Widespreead evacuation orders have now been issued for the entire city. Additionally, widespread, blatant looting has led to the declaration of martial law and an order for all journalists to leave the city.

Sadly, much of this could possibly have been prevented if Dubya hadn't refused to meet the budget requests for the New Orleans levees. It seems that all domestic programs, no matter how vital, have taken a back seat to the financial needs of Dubya's War of Agression. Thanks to Dubya's money-hungry war, the city of New Orleans didn't have enough storm protection to withstand Hurricane Katrina.

This war has caused untold misery to civilians, first in Iraq, and now in New Orleans. Would New Orleans have been spared if Bush hadn't diverted funds away from storm protection? I don't know for sure, but I've got a hunch that some extra government funding sure as hell wouldn't hurt.

However, apparently Halliburton contractors in Iraq are more important to Dubya than the lives of the people in New Orleans. Compassionate conservative, my ass.

Since Dubya hasn't been much help to the people of New Orleans, I guess it's up to us. Donate to the American Red Cross Hurricane 2005 Relief Effort.

That's all for today, folks.

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