This morning on the radio, the deejays were at the local cinema to raise money to help with the victims of Hurricane Katrina. One deejay assured the listeners that all the money raised would go directly to the victims, not of it would be used on administrative costs. "Yeah!" said the gal who works directly across from me, a Fox watching brainwashed person who perhaps remembers when right wing entertainer Bill O'Reilly took on the liberal organizers of the Concert For The Americas, who admitted that some of the money raised there did go to administrative costs. Perhaps Mr. O'Reilly felt embarassed that all conservatives did was stick a Chinese made flag decal on their car in show of support for the families of the fallen.
Mr. O'Reilly, who has the audacity to call himself a journalist, has yet to take on Halliburton for all the overcharges to the American taxpayer made by that company and it's subsidiaries for rebuilding Iraq after Bush and the Neocons blew it to pieces. Nor will one see any of the blame for the disaster in New Orleans laid at the feet of President Bush, even though he cut funding for strengthening the levees to have more money for the war in Iraq, which has taken on another excuse, since the "We're fighting for democracy" isn't panning out. Now were fighting so the terrorists can't get the oil.
When I pointed out the cuts to new Orleans, my brainwashed co-worker said"How could he have known?" ( A mantra I'm sure right wing enteratiners such as Sean Hannity, Rush Limbaugh and Bill O'Reilly are repeating to keep the brainwashed from actually thinking this out)Well, he couldn't, since this President lacks any semblance of an intellectual capacity. If he had, perhaps he would have known that New Orleans is on a flood plain, which, being a flood plain, will generally overflow it's retainers every hundred years or so. The point is, they wanted to be prepared, they should have been prepared, but the President thought it more important to steal the oil from Iraq so "the terrorists" can't get it, (and make the Vice-Presidents business partners rich to boot), so now a whole city has suffered.
Another reason they have suffered was because six thousand of the Louisiana National Guard were not there to help defend the city against the onslaught of the hurricane, they were too busy in Iraq, finding weapons of mass destruction. Or, preventing another 9/11. Or bringing democracy to the Middle east. Or stealing the oil so the Korporate terrorists (been to a gas pump lately?) can get it before the other terrorists.
It's beyond ironic that the people who bray the most about personal responsibility never have taken any responsibility for their actions. The whole lack of weapons of mass destruction was blamed on faulty intelligence, even though it was the Neocons who fixed intelligence around their policy of invasion of Iraq. they refused to take any responsibility for 9/11, although there are a number of indications they knew Osama was determined to strike inside America. They even tried to block any investigation into 9/11 that didn't fit the perameters of what they wanted the commission to find. And I'm sure that even as we speak, apologists are trying to find a way to blame this on Bill Clinton, their final scapegoat when all else fails. I'm sure Whitewater had something to do with this, just give them time and they'll contort their thinking to find a way to prove it.