Let’s Keep our Focus
With all due sympathy to the unfortunate refugees from New Orleans, and all due respect to those who are working hard to help them, we cannot lose our focus on the other disaster happening every day in Iraq. This shift of interest by the press is disturbing simply because there are plenty of reporters to handle both and keep us all apprised on both fronts. But until today, with the story of 150+ being blown away by 11 organized suicide bombers, we have heard very little about Iraq since Katrina hit our shores.
This is best told at http://www.alternet.org/columnists/story/25476/. Please take a moment to read it.
Most telling to me is dubya stating in a photo op that there are plenty of troops to handle both Iraq and the patrol/cleanup/recovery efforts in NO. At the same time, soldiers in Iraq who lost homes in the hurricane were not granted 2 weeks emergency leave to take care of their family issues in the hurricane zone. Why?
It just keeps getting worse and worse….more later.