So help me, God.
The World is Watching…..from the Guardian.
Two thoughts occur: that systemic negligence causing death and suffering on a grand scale merits presidential impeachment rather more than does sex in the office; and that a fundamentalist Christian, contemptuous of scientific evidence, might respond to a sign from God.
Donald Rumsfeld declared the looting in Iraq following “liberation” to be the consequence of “the pent-up feelings that result from decades of oppression”. We await his wisdom on New Orleans.
Shame on the world’s only superpower that it seems not to have planned for, nor to have the ability, to help its poor in this natural disaster.
Katrina exposes the hollowness of the American dream.
BTW Where’s Dick?
The grisliest quote of the week, the one to cut out and keep, came when reporters asked Lea Anne McBride what her boss was doing as New Orleans sank, stank and suppurated. “He’s working from Wyoming today,” said Vice-President Dick Cheney’s official spokesman brightly.
At least he wasn’t shoe shopping.