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Sunday, September 04, 2005

Katrina: The people

To the survivors, we're watching you and hearing your voices on TV. Our hearts are breaking for you and our prayers are with you. Nothing I could say here could possibly make anything right for you, so I'll just leave it at that.

To the big media people, don't let this story go away!

To all the politicians and their subordinates, we're already getting a taste of how you're going to spin your culpability when it's "time for answers." Now hear this, we didn't just fall off the turnip truck. You are not trusted.

Posted by Marie at September 4, 2005 9:58 PM


You said it marie!

I wrote a post once, about how the emperor isn't wearing any clothes - which referred to George Bush, and how he has based his entire presidency on creating, and sustaining a tension within the populace over terrorism, and how he sells himself as the protector.

I wrote that the gig would be up after the next terrorist attack.

Well, the truth is IF terrorist attacked the sea walls of New Orleans they could I supposed create a situation similar to what we have seen this last week.

I'm guessing there's plenty of vulnerable locations in the U.S. to attack.

Yet, this costly war in Iraq is taking all of our attention away from the real danger - our crumbling infrastructure, and our lack of redundancy in delivering critical services, and goods.

One attack on one port in Los Angeles would shut down the U.S. economy.

We see how energy prices spike when oil refineries are disrupted.

Every home, state agency, and business is dependent upon CWLP, yet I doubt it is truly secure.

The forth anniversary of 9/11 is coming up in less than two weeks, and I don't feel any more secure than the day after 9/11.

In the mean time we spend millions each day on Iraq.



Posted by: JeromeProphet at September 6, 2005 12:27 AM

Very well said, JP. I don't know how they're going to do it, but Congress is going to have to wake up and rein in the resources and money we are squandering in Iraq.

Posted by: Marie at September 6, 2005 9:50 PM