Wednesday, August 31, 2005

The opportunity costs of Iraq - Pt. II

Or, how the Southeast Louisiana Urban Flood Control Project (SELA) lost its funding after 2003 because of other priorities...

From the Editor and Publisher article:

...after 2003, the flow of federal dollars toward SELA dropped to a trickle. The Corps never tried to hide the fact that the spending pressures of the war in Iraq, as well as homeland security -- coming at the same time as federal tax cuts -- was the reason for the strain. At least nine articles in the Times-Picayune from 2004 and 2005 specifically cite the cost of Iraq as a reason for the lack of hurricane- and flood-control dollars.

1 Thoughts:

Blogger pawlr said...

Absolute, total fucking disgrace - WHY are we not airdropping food and water to people outside the Superdome and Convention Center NOW:


An old man in a chaise lounge lay dead in a grassy median as hungry babies wailed around him. Around the corner, an elderly woman lay dead in her wheelchair, covered up by a blanket, and another body lay beside her wrapped in a sheet.

"I don't treat my dog like that," 47-year-old Daniel Edwards said as he pointed at the woman in the wheelchair. "I buried my dog." He added: "You can do everything for other countries but you can't do nothing for your own people. You can go overseas with the military but you can't get them down here."

I'll say it again - an absolute fucking disgrace.

Thursday, September 01, 2005 5:39:00 PM  

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