Monday, September 05, 2005

 

Katrina Was No Surprise

Dubya is quoted as saying, “I don’t think anybody anticipated the breach of the levees,” but that’s pure hogwash. An elaborate study had predicted just how bad it would be, and supposedly federal agencies were ready. Nevertheless, New Orleans was left largely unprotected, and the half-hearted response of Dubya’s government is the target of well-deserved blistering attacks.

It is not far-fetched speculation that political elites, developers, and giant corporations were secretly hoping this would happen so as to get the poor out of the way and make room for some giant “redevelopment” projects. Watch closely now to see how the “rebuilding” of NO proceeds.

Oh, by the way, where have I heard that “no one expected this” excuse before? Oh, yea, it was just after 9/11, when Dubya’s people said that no one expected that airplanes would be used as missiles. And that was a lie, too.



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