In One Eye

Thursday, September 15, 2005
 
I know this has been discussed elsewhere, but, man, this makes me nervous:
What's driving this budgetary push [for Katrina relief] is not a natural disaster but a political crisis, the president's political crisis. The White House is trying to undo self-inflicted political damage on the national dime ...

This will be Iraq all over again, with the same fetid mix of graft, zeal and hubris. Cronyism like you wouldn't believe. Money blown on ideological fantasies and half-baked test-cases.

You could come up with a hundred reasons why that's true. But at root intentions drive all. You'll never separate this operation or its results from the fact that the people in charge see it as a political operation. The use of this money for political purposes, for what amounts to a political campaign, tells you everything you need to know about what's coming.
Indeed, today's Doonesbury points to the same outcome as does this editorial.

How long will the country continue to allow the Bushies to rob it blind?