Wednesday, August 31, 2005

Bush views devastation from on high

That's your president in this picture folks, who bravely descended to 1,700 feet in order to view the damage to the "little people" in New Orleans from a couch inside Air Force One. "It's totally wiped out," he told aides at one point during the hastily-arranged inspection flight.

Bush might visit the area later in the week. They're saying it's because he doesn't want his posse to disrupt the rescue efforts. Right. More likely, it's why bother when the people affected won't contribute to his war chest. This isn't Florida with thousands of well to do retirees. The majority of the victims here, will be those who were too poor to flee the city.
"This is a major catastrophe," [White House Spokesman Scott] McClellan said earlier. "We are certainly going to do everything from the standpoint of the federal government to make sure the needs are met. This is a time when all Americans need to come together and do all we can to support those in the Gulf state region."
Hey I have an idea. How about we bring home the thousands of American Guardsmen who were trained to handle these domestic disasters. That's what they signed up for when they enlisted, not to provide target practice for terrorists in some sandpit in Iraq.
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Blogger No Blood for Hubris said...

Hear, hear.

8:18:00 PM  
Anonymous ks said...

Bush is staying away from the area in person because many of the citizens have armed themselves. That's probably a wise move. I'm sure a lot of their anger is directed at our government right now. There's money for Iraq and tax cuts for the rich, but it all comes at the expense of the welfare and safety of our most vulnerable citizens.

11:17:00 AM  

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