Wednesday, March 14, 2007

New Orleans is Sinking, Man and I Don't Want to Swim

How sad that a story like this is not only not surprising but that it fits right in with everything else this administration has done.

The Army Corps of Engineers, rushing to meet President Bush’s promise to protect New Orleans by the start of the 2006 hurricane season, installed defective flood-control pumps last year despite warnings from its own expert that the equipment would fail during a storm, according to documents obtained by The Associated Press.
Thankfully, the 2006 season was relatively benign and the pumps were not put to the test. But once again, like our soldiers in Iraq must fight with insufficient equipment, our fellow citizens in NOLA must make due - and keep their fingers crossed - with equipment that is not only insufficient for the job, but that was known to be insufficient when installed.

This is classic BushCo., total disregard for the peons as long as their friends are given lucrative contracts - with no accountability.

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