Monday, September 05, 2005
Six days before the 4th Anniversary of 9/11
Iraq's WMD - The Mother of All Lies
If 9/11 gave President Bush an opportunity to follow his agenda, Hurricane Katrina has made the country take a look at the hollowness of the Bush Administration--its failures, lapses, and its skewed priorities. Katrina could not have been prevented but there is no question that authorities at all levels failed to respond to the emergency and offer timely assistance to those who needed it. Their failure greatly exacerbated the suffering of the people in the affected area, especially the residents of New Orleans.
In another part of the world, the death toll for U.S. soldiers serving in Iraq has reached 1887 (as of Sept.5 - Icasualties.org) . Many more will lose their lives before we bring them home. The nation will again hear about their sacrifices for a cause although it is no longer clear what the cause is.
"Piecing together the story of the weapons that weren't"
Charles J. Hanley's brilliant exposé in USA Today, September 2, 2005, covers the Bush Administrations orchestrated efforts to sell the war to the American people. It succeeded in the deception mainly because the country was reeling from the terrorist attacks on 9/11. Now the administration is scrambling to control the backlash from Katrina. What goes around comes around.