We have a major conflict in America. No, not between Republicans and Democrats...Between those who want to continue living in perpetual grief over 9-11 and those who need to grieve for their personal losses from Katrina and their country's lack of willingness to face up to what has to be done.
Four years would normally be enough time to bury our dead and move on...Now we have to do just that...
Let 9-11 go....
We have new dead to bury...and axes to sharpen!
It is time to go after the Cake Eaters!
Lost in the evening news pictures of those who cannot help themselves, will be those who can. In the midst of the greatest National tragedy since Viet Nam, Conservatives are calling for the tax cuts for the rich to be made permanent and Social Security to be fixed...Fixed is a Roveism for eliminated.
Too late! It should be apparent to everyone in this once great nation that social security HAS been eliminated.
It is for mutual protection and security that we endure the reins of being governed in the first place. We pay tax for the achievement of common goals. Those goals should not include gathering all the money up in one place so it can be "looted" by contributers to Republican campaign finds under the camoflage of the "No Bid Contract".
Graffitti artist(?) caught with the paint can in his hand...
Uh....What is DEA doing in New Orleans? The Heroin is flowing out of Afghanistan again, thanks to Bush's grotesque mishandling of that war. You know, the real one? The one that could actually made a difference?
Here is a longish piece that may leave you with a grudging respect for Osama's resourcefulness and a shaken head at the Bush Administration's lack of same:
"By now, the Taliban's stronghold in Kandahar had fallen or, more correctly, had been abandoned by the soldiers of the regime. The Taliban retreat from Kandahar was emblematic of the war. None of Afghanistan's cities had been won by force alone. Taliban fighters, after intense bombing, had simply made strategic withdrawals. A number of American officers were now convinced that this was about to happen at Tora Bora, too.
One of them was Brig. Gen. James N. Mattis, the commander of some 4,000 marines who had arrived in the Afghan theater by now. Mattis, along with another officer with whom I spoke, was convinced that with these numbers he could have surrounded and sealed off bin Laden's lair, as well as deployed troops to the most sensitive portions of the largely unpatrolled border with Pakistan. He argued strongly that he should be permitted to proceed to the Tora Bora caves. The general was turned down. An American intelligence official told me that the Bush administration later concluded that the refusal of Centcom to dispatch the marines - along with their failure to commit U.S. ground forces to Afghanistan generally - was the gravest error of the war."