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Out of Iraq into New Orleans

Posted by schroeder915 on January 14, 2007

T-P letters:

President Bush has proposed allocating another $1 billion to “create jobs and help reconstruction in neighborhoods. . . . to help rebuild from the bottom up, from schools to local government to political interest groups.”

The president was speaking, of course, not about New Orleans, but about Iraq.

As I witness the destruction of my city on a daily basis and hear the continued pain of its citizens, it is surreal that my tax dollars continue to flow to the rebuilding of Iraq.

Kathy Meunier
New Orleans


The solution to our crime problem was just answered by President Bush in his address to the country the other day.

From now on, murderers, thugs, drug dealers, etc. will be called insurgents by the New Orleans media and all government officials.

Once we have established to the rest of the country that New Orleans is under attack by these insurgents, President Bush will go to Congress to plead for billions of dollars in aid and to send additional troops to the epicenter of insurgency in the United States: New Orleans.

Lee Scherman
New Orleans

Out of Iraq into New Orleans!


2 Responses to “Out of Iraq into New Orleans”

  1. Marco said

    The lack of rebuilding and the anti-War voices have to fuse soon. The American public’s ADS has to be focused on the two issues being connected.


    No Oversight on Katrina?
    Just what is the White House doing for Joe Lieberman? Besides bombing Arabs, that is. In No Oversight on Katrina?, Michael Isikoff and Mark Hosenball investigate why the Joementum has ended on demands “that the White House turn over potentially embarrassing documents relating to its handling of the Hurricane Katrina disaster in New Orleans.” Could Joe be kissing Republican butt in order to be John McCain’s vice president? Is Joe looking for a cabinent appointment? Just why, for example, would Joe back off this position:

    Asserting that there were “too many important questions that cannot be answered,” Lieberman and other committee Democrats complained in a statement last year that the panel “did not receive information or documents showing what actually was going on in the White House.”

    Seems good ol’ independent Joe just isn’t interested in finding out why the Bush administration did nothing to help the thousands of Americans who were devastated, and still are, by Katrina.

    Among the missing material: the record of a videoconference in the White House Situation Room in which former Federal Emergency Management Agency chief Michael Brown said he warned senior officials about the dire situation in New Orleans, but was greeted with “deafening silence.” Also missing: records believed to include messages and conversations involving the president, Vice President Dick Cheney and their top aides during the days in late August and early September 2005 when the Katrina disaster was unfolding and thousands of city residents were flocking to overcrowded shelters and hanging onto rooftops awaiting rescue.

    Gee, Joe. I bet is this had happened to Hartford Connecticut, you’d really want to see that video…


    Administration leaving out important details on Iraq
    Why am I surprised to hear that Bush-Cheney Inc. is cherry picking information again? It’s really par for the course, isn’t it? Because, as Bill Clinton pointed out, these guys are operating on ideology. They already know what they want to do in a given circumstance. Their ideology tells them to make friends with whoever they think can win the civil war in Iraq, so they can push through an oil law that allows Western Oil Services companies (think Halliburton) a nice chunk of the pie. So, it’s not really that shocking to find that the Bush Administration is leaving out important details on Iraq:

    “President Bush and his aides, explaining their reasons for sending more American troops to Iraq, are offering an incomplete, oversimplified and possibly untrue version of events there that raises new questions about the accuracy of the administration’s statements about Iraq.”

    Go read the whole story. The details are irrefutable. It’s all so damn obvious, and yet, they thumb their noses and dare us to stop them.

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