Thursday, September 01, 2005

Because there's always a finger to point.

I'm just the bitch that wants to ruin this bipartisan outpouring of help and generosity, I guess. But we need to keep in mind how this disaster might have been averted and prevented. The WaPo op-ed points out:

"This administration has consistently played down the possibility of environmental disaster, in Louisiana and everywhere else. The president's most recent budgets have actually proposed reducing funding for flood prevention in the New Orleans area, and the administration has long ignored Louisiana politicians' requests for more help in protecting their fragile coast, the destruction of which meant there was little to slow down the hurricane before it hit the city."

In a nutshell, funds which could have gone to strengthening the levees and generally shoring up the city were diverted to the (what is it now?) "Struggle against Extremism"? Well, we're not winning that, but paying for the "struggle" has cost us dearly in other ways.

It's called accountability, people. Know it. Love it.

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At 6:28 PM, Blogger Lizzie said...

I have to disagree with you here, Noisette. Killing a hundred thousand Iraqi civilians is way more important than environmental protections that benefit poor minorities in our own country.

 

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