Monday, May 07, 2007

Greensburg, Kansas

My heart goes out to all the people who have lost so much in this disaster.

Worse is the fact that Kansas has sent most of its disaster relief equipment to Iraq, where its being destroyed in an occupation with no end. Kansas can't even replace this equipment without it being requisitioned to the National Guard in Iraq.

So outside contractors are going to be used to help with the relief effort. Relief efforts that would've begun in hours under peace time, but will take weeks instead, as the paperwork and agreements are worked out.

And who expects this to go differently than Katrina?

There will be overbilling. There will be payment for work never performed. There will be an insistence by the White House to use international corporations and to shut out local help.

Greensburg will become a ghost town. Wiped out by the fraud and mismanagement of the Bush administration, as surely as if it were hit by one of those nucular bombs Bush and Rice work to frighten us with.

So under Bush's watch, two American cities have been destroyed and we don't have the resources to pick up the pieces.

As long as this war continues, we'll continue to suffer attrition at home. We are making war time sacrifices. We're letting our nation crumble to ruin as we invest all of our resources in the destruction of a nation, that never made a hostile gesture in our direction.

This is what competition for limited resources looks like.


At 8:03 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I feel sorry for the victims of the storm, but Kansas has richly earned all the corruption and incompetence Bush can throw at them.


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