George Bush to New Orleans: "Sorry, I must be... going..."
Preznit Lying Bastard, September 15, 2005:
The work that has begun in the Gulf Coast region will be one of the largest reconstruction efforts the world has ever seen. When that job is done, all Americans will have something to be very proud of --
-- just don't expect to feel that pride any time soon, if ever:
Donald Powell who is Bush’s point man on Katrina reconstruction has said Bush is making no promises regarding the needed $6 billion. The decision will be made this week or next. Powell indicated that Plaquemines Parish is on the chopping block as few people live there. This would be a disaster eventually for NOLA as Plaquemines with its wetlands is a natural buffer to the city. But there is no guarantee that the $3 billion for NOLA metro area will be forthcoming either.
More here and here.
To put this into perspective, the war in Iraq is now costing about $7 billion a MONTH. Once again, as with NYC, Afghanistan, Homeland Security, Iraq reconstruction etc. usw. worldwithoutendamen, Bush has tired of this whole tough "commitment" thing and is off to find a new toy to play with, until the next major disaster when he can play his "call out the troops" card, the one damn card he has in his hand. And since rebuilding New Orleans, like rebuilding Iraq, doesn't give him adequate opportunities to dress up and flaunt his wanna-soldier fetish, it just ain't on his schedule.