Friday, September 02, 2005

Money for Hurricane relief, not for war!

As the tragedy in New Orleans and the Gulf coast unfolds in the wake of Hurricane Katrina we are hearing numerous stories of our unpreparedness for this catastrophe. The Army Corp of Engineers has been asking for monies to strengthen the levees that failed and drowned the city of New Orleans for decades. This White House called it pork. The head of FEMA this morning said he was surprised at the violent response of people who have been without food, water or shelter for days. I guess the sight of dead bodies in the streets can make people do strange things.

This is a shameful time for America.

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