President Bush - We Don't Believe You

The New Orleans Times-Picayune has an open letter to President Bush in the sixteen pages the newspaper was able to publish from that devastated city today. Their response to President Bush's pledge to "make things right."

"Please forgive us if we wait to see proof of your promise before believing you. But we have good reason for our skepticism...

Despite the city's multiple points of entry, our nation's bureaucrats spent days after last week's hurricane wringing their hands, lamenting the fact that they could neither rescue the city's stranded victims nor bring them food, water and medical supplies.

Meanwhile there were journalists, including some who work for The Times-Picayune, going in and out of the city via the Crescent City Connection. On Thursday morning, that crew saw a caravan of 13 Wal-Mart tractor trailers headed into town to bring food, water and supplies to a dying city.

Television reporters were doing live reports from downtown New Orleans streets. Harry Connick Jr. brought in some aid Thursday, and his efforts were the focus of a "Today" show story Friday morning.

Yet, the people trained to protect our nation, the people whose job it is to quickly bring in aid were absent. Those who should have been deploying troops were singing a sad song about how our city was impossible to reach.

We're angry, Mr. President, and we'll be angry long after our beloved city and surrounding parishes have been pumped dry. Our people deserved rescuing. Many who could have been were not. That's to the government's shame.

...Every official at the Federal Emergency Management Agency should be fired, Director Michael Brown especially.

In a nationally televised interview Thursday night, he said his agency hadn't known until that day that thousands of storm victims were stranded at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. He gave another nationally televised interview the next morning and said, "We've provided food to the people at the Convention Center so that they've gotten at least one, if not two meals, every single day."

Lies don't get more bald-faced than that, Mr. President.

Yet, when you met with Mr. Brown Friday morning, you told him, "You're doing a heck of a job."

That's unbelievable."

Read the whole paper if you have the opportunity. Count the times, as you go through the stories of death and salvation, you read the phrases "hollering for help", "we didn't have any goddamn help", "we need help", "no one else came to help us". It is harrowing.

Impeach Bush.

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Once A Killer . . .
He is letting tens of thousands of people drown and diein New Orleans. He is killed hundreds of thousands of Iraqis for no particular reason. He is killed 2000 American service people. And after the depleted uranium poisoning emerges, he will have killed tens of thousands of American service people, and probably millions of people in the Middle East.

What was his job before he stole the presidency? he was the governor of Texas -- and as such, he said more people into the death chambers than had any other modern-day governor.

What do they call people who kill again and again?

by blues 2005-09-04 11:02AM | 0 recs
It is Time to Take Action
The time for words is over. The time for talking about it has ended. Our country and the world cannot take even two more years of these robber barrons killing and maiming and raping for power money and oil. It is time to turn to March on Washington at the end of Septemebr into more than a demand to end the mess in Iraq. We need to go my the millions and demand that these criminals resign their offices.

http://www.petitionspot.com/petitions/bushresign

by chrisj 2005-09-04 01:34PM | 0 recs
Re: It is Time to Take Action
Now I'm gonna be on the no fly list too.  Thats fine.  I can drive to Washington.
by jrflorida 2005-09-04 02:55PM | 0 recs

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