Just As I Thought

The Bush Legacy: cities in ruins

One year after Katrina, a description of hurricane-destroyed regions around New Orleans sounds exactly like a description of Baghdad: unreliable and intermittent electricity, telephone, and other utilities, critical infrastructure such as potable water unrepaired and in many places, completely disrupted. Homes in ruins and neighborhoods devastated; crime on the rise and law enforcement dwindling.
Hundreds of billions of dollars are going from our pockets into the pockets of corporations — Republican donors, all — “rebuilding” Iraq due to an ill-concieved, disastrous personal war by George Bush and his cronies.
Can you imagine what New Orleans would look like if we put $300,000,000,000 into rebuilding our own devastated nation?
If the devastated city had been majority white and affluent, would this be tolerated?

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