Homeland Security is not only War on Terrorism

Homeland Security (4.00 / 3)

..Katarina and her destruction is a homeland security issue. Homeland security means more than just dealing with terrorists and so-called terrorists... it means protecting our homeland from ALL threats, even natural disasters.

This is a way to break Bush's "Homeland security == Iraq" frame and turn voters to a broader view of security. It's politically sensible, it's easy to do, and most of all, it's RIGHT.

There is an unsubtle difference between breathing fire and blowing smoke.

by Leggy Starlitz on Tue Aug 30th, 2005

Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes (4.00 / 4)

Not yet, let's just hope these people are saved for now, but once we're past the acute stage of trying to save lives, that's exactly the approach to take. Homeland security means lots of things. And keeping us secure has many conotations, and there are many threats. And Bush has so skewed things that we're doing the wrong things to protect us from the threat of terrorism, and too little to protect us from just about every other threat.

by DHinMI on Tue Aug 30th, 2005

No, it isn't craven (4.00 / 12)

The Clinton Administration created plans and asked for funding to secure the levees. The Bush Administration cut the funding in order to send the money to rich people, Ahmed Chalabi and Halliburton. Katrina damaged the levees and flooded New Orleans.

Would Katrina have flooded NO if the money had been spent on fixing the levees? It's possible. Katrina is the proximate cause of the flood, but there's nothing craven nor wrong about blaming Bush for the extent of the disaster because Bush cut the funding that would have provided the best chance for the city to remain unscathed, all in order to wage this idiotic war and support his idiotic tax cuts.

So yeah, it's unlikely that Bush and Cheney sat in their evil bunker and laughed their evil laughs and plotted the destruction of New Orleans. But their hands aren't clean. It's not entirely an act of god -- it's also the natural consequence of Bush's criminal mismanagement of our nation's infrastructure and finances.

I can understand your having a problem with snarky humor in the face of such destruction -- though many people resort to snark as a means of coping -- but for the love of Mother Nature, stop apologizing for these motherfuckers that are destroying our beautiful country.

by felagund on Tue Aug 30th, 2005

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