That’s something similar to watching one of those special effects in Hollywood disaster movies: destroyed houses, desperate folks flagging down choppers from rooftops, surrounded by debris and polluted water. Certainly, it’s quite illogical to blame the government for generating natural disasters, but, on the other hand, we’re free to place the blame for any ineffective response on the government, and this especially applies to the federal government and in particular to the Bush administration. There weren’t enough choppers to repair the breached levees and also rescue folks trapped by rising water, because Bush’s affair in Iraq cost too much, for instance.
However, that’s not simply the fact the neocons dared to hijack the National Guard and send them packing to Iraq. By the way, in 1995, the Army Corps of Engineers started a project for shoring up the New Orleans levees. However, in 2003, Bush simply grasped the money from that project for the purpose of paying for his occupation and invasion in Iraq.
As Lorelei Kelly illustrates for Democracy Arsenal, after Bush invaded that Middle East country, the flow of federal bucks toward Southeast Louisiana Urban Flood Control Project or SELA dipped to a trickle, while the Corps has never tried to conceal the fact that the spending pressures of the Iraq war and homeland security, coming simultaneously with federal tax cuts appeared to be the reason for the strain. To put that stuff another way, the war in Iraq burst out exactly for the sake of Israel’s security as well as for the neocon desire to have the Muslim Middle East sliced and diced. So, poor folks of the Gulf coast have to pay the price with their property and even lives.
Distracted by its fake war on terrorism, the American government hadn’t prepared for a striking event when, Hurricane Katrina brought a fierce disaster to New Orleans. That’s so sad, but a worthy plan for the event wasn’t available. Only after the disaster, FEMA along with the Corps of Engineers are doing their best to assemble the material as well as equipment to save New Orleans from the fate of Atlantis.
Instead of massive aid, Bush gave several condescending remarks. In fact, nothing in his facial expression, words or body language indicated that Bush either comprehended or was really concerned over the monumental catastrophe, which has struck hundreds of thousands of folks in one of the US most historic and greatest cities.
That’s something similar to watching one of those special effects in Hollywood disaster movies: destroyed houses, desperate folks flagging down choppers from rooftops, surrounded by debris and polluted water.