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ddeclue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-31-08 11:04 AM
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Katrina, Gustav, and Baghdad - the matter of neo-con priorities.
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Edited on Sun Aug-31-08 11:04 AM by ddeclue
Despite 1800 deaths and 200 billion in property damage during Hurricane Katrina almost 3 years ago to the day, the Bush administration has chosen instead to spend 300 billion+ in Iraq instead. Had that much money been actually spent on restoring New Orlean's infrastructure and rebuilding the levies, New Orleans would be in a much better position today to face Gustav.

Had we spent the money during the last 5 years in New Orleans with the Army Corps of Engineers that we've spent in Iraq (500 billion+) the original Katrina disaster would likely never occurred at all.

As it is, New Orleans is probably going to be finished off by Gustav tomorrow night - sacrificed on the altar of Republican neo-con delusions of empire in Iraq.

Doug D.
Orlando, FL
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