Monday, March 20, 2006

Live Blogging

A few moments ago, George W. Bush spoke to an audience in Cleveland of signs of success in Iraq. He described these signs in one Iraqui city, citing things like electricity and water being turned back on, the sounds of construction crews rebuilding the city and the sight of markets re-opening. He described a city awakening anew and thriving.

Meanwhile, New Orleans is still a city littered with debris and covered in mud with businesses that remain closed and people who remain displaced from homes no longer tenable in neighborhoods left to rot.

What happened to "America first?"


DemDeWitt said...

$9.5 BILLION/MONTH is the new target amount going to rebuild Iraq. That's up from $6 billion/month last year. We can't afford to rebuild New Orleans? We can't afford decent healthcare for Americans? If memory serves me wasn't it the Bush-its who said that Iraq would be able to pay their own reconstruction costs with all the oil money? Of course, we'd have to be able to keep it out of the hands of the insurgents firsts, the royal families second, and Halliburton, Cheney and Company before the Iraqi citizens could begin using it for themselves.

Melhi said...

...And thanks to the interest on the debt they're running up, we won't have money for anything for many generations to come.