Published: August 31, 2005
Yet after 2003, the flow of federal dollars toward SELA (Southeast Louisiana Urban Flood Control Project) dropped to a trickle. The Corps never tried to hide the fact that the spending pressures of the war in Iraq, as well as homeland security — coming at the same time as federal tax cuts — was the reason for the strain. At least nine articles in the Times-Picayune from 2004 and 2005 specifically cite the cost of Iraq as a reason for the lack of hurricane- and flood-control dollars.
I don’t think anybody anticipated the breach of the levees.
No, you know who anticipate stuff like that? The Dutch – those liberal morons – with their anti-war policies – gay marriage – legal drugs, legal prostitution, low crime rate and successful dikes and levees. It’s disgusting. We don’t want to be anything like them.
Congress had an emergency session to deal with this crisis.
Yes, the crisis HAS reached Terri Schiavo level.
Life is precious. We want to preserve our culture of life.
Wait – wait Mr. President, we shouldn’t politicize this tragedy yet. Save it for next week’s photo op.