from my state – literally and figuratively – and other places. i'm not in florida any more, but i haven't given up the sunshine.

3.02.2006

where is the uprising?

ap has published a report that is surprisingly unsurprising. nonetheless, it makes me feel ill:
On the eve of Hurricane Katrina's fateful landfall, President Bush was confident. His homeland security chief appeared relaxed. And warnings of the coming destruction — breached or overrun levees, deaths at the New Orleans Superdome and overwhelming needs for post-storm rescues — were delivered in dramatic terms to all involved. All of it was captured on videotape. …

The president didn't ask a single question during the briefing but assured soon-to-be-battered state officials: "We are fully prepared." …

The footage — along with seven days of transcripts of briefings obtained by AP — show in excruciating detail that while federal officials anticipated the tragedy that unfolded in New Orleans and elsewhere along the Gulf Coast, they were fatally slow to realize they had not mustered enough resources to deal with the unprecedented disaster.

the article paints a frightening picture. but it’s worth reading through.

moveon is calling on us to take action. the thing is, the american public has also been warned – ”in dramatic and sometimes agonizing terms” – about the (at best) abject negligence and (at worst) violent dishonesty of the current administration. this is just another item in a long list of transgressions.

at what point will there be a more palpable backlash? what will it take?

5 Comments:

Blogger Amy said...

A draft would have done it. Why would one expect an uprising when the media, politicians and corporations have made such an effort to protect those who choose to accept their reteoric as truth so comfortable. "Keep buying and driving and no one (you know) will get hurt."

3/02/2006 01:03:00 PM

 
Blogger Estelle said...

There will never be an uprising. No one will ever call him on it. And even if they did, he'd buy his way out of it.
He's an ass without a brain or a conscience. Plain and simple. And he'll get away with it every day for the rest of his life.

3/02/2006 03:00:00 PM

 
Blogger Kiker said...

I think that the lies that he has spewed so many times... lies that are now so painfully obvious to the American people... only prove that apathy in America has reached epidemic proportions.

3/02/2006 03:26:00 PM

 
Blogger betsy said...

a draft would certainly have done it, but we don't have a draft because the people who sent our military to war don't want their own children subjected to it. we are sadly apathetic. most of the us doesn't even vote.

and the same people who are fired up about taking away reproductive rights and personal rights (like marriage) will probably not even bat an eyelash about this.

3/02/2006 04:03:00 PM

 
Blogger Amanda said...

i agree with Estelle--i swear he has super powers (much like the Da Vinci gay porn star's sperm). He could call for another Holocaust and his followers would say, 'Well, guess we better get those camps up and runnin'" It makes me sick...and VERY scared.

3/03/2006 10:38:00 AM

 

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