Thursday, September 1, 2005
No One Can Say They Didn't See This Coming, tampa
After reading the article by former Clinton advisor, Sidney Blumenthal, I don't see how the conservatives can be that upset about what the Germans and RFK Jr said this week about Hurricane Katrina being the President's fault. I highly recommend that you go read the article as it is very interesting to see just how incompetent and corrupt this government is...
Some key points:
A year ago the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers proposed to study how New Orleans could be protected from a catastrophic hurricane, but the Bush administration ordered that the research not be undertaken.
In early 2001, the Federal Emergency Management Agency issued a report stating that a hurricane striking New Orleans was one of the three most likely disasters in the U.S., including a terrorist attack on New York City. But by 2003 the federal funding for the flood control project essentially dried up as it was drained into the Iraq war.
"My administration's climate change policy will be science based," President Bush declared in June 2001.
In February 2004, 60 of the nation's leading scientists, including 20 Nobel laureates, warned in a statement, "Restoring Scientific Integrity in Policymaking": "Successful application of science has played a large part in the policies that have made the United States of America the world's most powerful nation and its citizens increasingly prosperous and healthy ... Indeed, this principle has long been adhered to by presidents and administrations of both parties in forming and implementing policies. The administration of George W. Bush has, however, disregarded this principle ... The distortion of scientific knowledge for partisan political ends must cease." Bush completely ignored this statement.
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