At least, not according to the folks in New Orleans.
From Humid City:
JOIN THE KATRINA SURVIVORS’ REBUKE OF PRESIDENT BUSH
2:00 PM THURSDAY MARCH 1
SAMUEL GREEN SCHOOL
2319 VALENCE ST.
(Near Freret and Napoleon)
New Orleans Needs Federal Aid, Not Presidential Photo-Ops.
Mr. President: Katrina Survivors Do Not Welcome You, We Rebuke You!
We live in a devastated city and you are a big part of the reason why it sill sits in ruins. Your administration has abandoned our children by savaging their public schools. Your administration has tortured our working class people by refusing to reopen the city’s public housing developments. And your administration is fully complicit in placing our uninsured in harms way by ruthlessly pursuing the privatization of local public healthcare in the aftermath of Katrina. And, finally your administration is guilty of sending our sons and daughters of to war for oil and empire just when we need them most to help us rebuild our community.
Mr. President, we, Katrina Survivors all, do not welcome you to our city, we rebuke you!
Sponsored by Survivors Village, United Front For Affordable Housing.
For some reason I don't hear the same complaints from Biloxi and the other cities that were hard hit by Katrina. You see, they're actually doing something themselves to rebuild their city and their lives.
Meanwhile, in New Orleans, George Bush Doesn't Care About Black PeopleTM and why haven't we mobilized the military to build some housing & schools?
I love New Orleans - believe me, it's one of my favorite cities as I'm a huge fan of jazz. But, unless and until the people of New Orleans decide that they want their city back - and that the responsibility to rebuild is theirs and not the responsibility of some bureaucrat in Washington DC - I fear that it will be lost forever.
Meanwhile, the Dems are cutting the military budget (of military items by $20 billion) and throwing in $10 billion in non-military Katrina pork into the Iraq war funding.
It's almost like the Dems want to strip the body armor off the backs of our soldiers and send it to the shooting gallery that New Orleans has turned into.
ARC: St Wendeler