Wednesday, September 07, 2005

How do you start a flood?

With people dying in New Orleans more than a week after one of the biggest storms to hit the Gulf area ever people are asking where was the federal government. Why was FEMA's response so slow and disorganized? Well you need to look no farther than the White House and the republican party. With the worst record in history for protecting the people of this country, the Bush cartel will be quick to blame everyone but themselves.

Make no mistake, with one party rule in America the republicans in congress and the White House have set out to weaken or destroy anything that corporate America can not make a profit on. They reward their political cronies with important posts instead of putting qualified people in some of what should be the "First line of defense."

That brings us to FEMA.
When Bushco first came into power they brushed aside a well qualified administrator and in his place who does Bush appoint to this most important job? His chief of staff when he was Gov. Of Texas. Joe Allbaugh had no training in the field and was simply being rewarded for being a good yes man to the now President Bush.
And who does Joe Allbaugh bring in as his right hand man? His college roommate Mike Brown. Yep the same p0litical hack who botched the job in New Orleans. (Brown gave up his post as head of the Arabian Horse Association)
And where do you think Joe Allbaugh went when he left FEMA in Mike Browns unexperienced hands?
And what do you think he was hired to do for the worst war profiteers in history?
He was hired to tell them how to make money on disasters like 911 and New Orleans.

This trend of putting party loyalist in important positions is not new. But, as the Bush propaganda machine likes to say, "In a post 911 world" you would think these guys would have enough sense to give really important jobs to someone who could actually perform.

The thousands of needless deaths that were caused by this "political hackery" must receive justice.
The buck stops at Bush's desk.


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