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Tuesday, September 06, 2005

A Few Thoughts

Bush has promised to lead an investigation of the failings in New Orleans.

Excuse me, Mr. President, but don't you have more important things to be doing right now than investigating your own government's failings? And on that note, can we really expect you to investigate YOURSELF fairly? I think not! Appoint a special prosecutor to investigate these tragic events.

McClellan said that Bush won't fire FEMA director Brown because he wasn't going to get involved in the blame game.

Well, Mr. President, it appears clear that you've already started your political machine on the blame game, but you're shifting the blame to state and local officials. Surely there will be plenty of blame to go around, but it's clear that Governor Blanco tried to get the resources she knew would be needed in the wake of this disaster in a letter dated Aug. 28. It's time you, Mr. President, hold your administration accountable for their failings. But you've made it clear that you value loyalty over competency. Do what's right! FIRE DIRECTOR BROWN!

The administration keeps saying, let's not ask these questions now... that there will be a time and place for placing blame.

I say NO, Mr. President, the time is NOW. You told us not to question after 9/11, that we just needed to rebuild and that we could question later. But when serious questions were brought up by the 9/11 commission, your response was that we shouldn't be dwelling in the past! You told us that we shouldn't question things while the Iraq war was going on, that we would have time to answer our questions later. But now, when we bring up these questions, we are told that we should be focused on building a democracy in Iraq and not getting muddled in the past. So I say again, Mr. President, the time for questions is NOW. We want to know why your administration, which has been assuring us that ONLY they could protect us against various threats, has failed us so miserably. We want to know why you continued to vacation for three days, when our fellow citizens in New Orleans were starving, dehydrating, and dying. We want to know why every expert in the world predicted the levies breaking, but for you it was just unforeseen. We want to know why you and your administration are so FUCKING incompetent.

I am just sick over what I've seen the last two weeks in New Orleans, and I'm scared of what is in store for our nation over the next few weeks and months. Few understand what far-reaching consequences this tragedy may have. If things aren't handled just right, we could be facing one of the most bleak economic periods in our nations history. And the incompetency of this administration scares the living shit out of me.

All I can do is pray that we will weather this storm together as a nation.

-The Hippy's Wife

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