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I’m a War President, Not a Weatherman!

Posted by msrb on June 21, 2008

The Best Caption Competition Winners:

– There’s no war here.

– Don’t trouble me with national emergencies, I have a war to fight.

– Our troops need all the money we can send them to fight the enemy over there.

– Don’t be sissies! This is nothing like the 1993 deluge.

President George W. Bush talks to the media after viewing receding floodwaters on Normandy Drive in Iowa City, Iowa, USA, on 19 June 2008. EPA/MATTHEW HOLST / POOL. Image may be subject to copyright. See FEWW Fair Use Notice!

Midwest Flood Victims Feel Misled by Feds

“They all told us, `The levees are good. You can go ahead and build,”‘ said Parks, who did not buy flood coverage because her bank no longer required it. “We had so much confidence in those levees.”

“People put all their hopes in those levees, and when they do fail, the damage is catastrophic,” said Paul Osman, the National Flood Insurance Program coordinator for Illinois. “New Orleans is the epitome; a lot of those people didn’t even realize they were in a floodplain until the water was up to their roofs.”

This used to be a road, and we parked our trucks right there!

Volunteers sandbag a building submerged in Burlington, Iowa June 15, 2008. Officials moved paintings, books and documents out of harm’s way on Sunday as record flooding in parts of the U.S. Midwest partly submerged the University of Iowa campus in Iowa City. REUTERS/Eric Thayer (UNITED STATES). Image may be subject to copyright. See FEWW Fair Use Notice!

Who Cares?

“We reported to the president in ’94 that the levee system was in disarray, the levees were not high enough to take care of any potential problem. People didn’t understand their flood risk and there wasn’t good co-ordination across federal, state and local governments,” said Gerald Galloway, a professor of engineering and flood control expert.

“The same thing applies today,” Galloway said. “It’s amazing that in the face of [Hurricane] Katrina and now this particular challenge that we continue to relearn the same lessons.”

Galloway’s recommendations to improve the levee system were basically ignored. He said that he’s experiencing much the same response now from officials as in 1993.

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3 Responses to “I’m a War President, Not a Weatherman!”

  1. goodtimepolitics said

    Obama is backing President Bush and his warrantless spy bill..what you think about that?

  2. feww said

    goodtimepolitics – Couldn’t possibly improve on the following. Mike Ruppert said in Aaron Russo’s documentary, America From Freedom To Fascism, when he compared the Democrats with the Gambino family and the Republicans with the Genovese family, “… and while they might shoot each other once in a while, any time the whole game is threatened they circle the wagons to protect it.”
    [Can’t recall in which of the 11 part series he said that, but all parts are well worth watching, if you haven’t already done so!]

    Here’s what John Pilger said:
    “The foregone nomination of Barack Obama, which, according to one breathless commentator, ‘marks a truly exciting and historic moment in US history’, is a product of the new delusion.” … “The ‘truly exciting and historic moment in US history’ will only occur when the game itself is challenged.”

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