Tuesday, September 06, 2005

Money for Murder, Sharks in the Streets

Dear Friends,

Here is a recent editorial letter sent to some local papers.


Dear Editor:

Good American government has an obligation to use money to serve the
people, especially when Americans need help. Due to Katrina, Americans
are slowly starving, dying of neglect, and homeless, because money has
been illegitimately diverted to buy expensive weapons used to murder
people half a world away. Money used to slaughter Iraqis cannot be used
to help Ammericans. So, emergency-supply-systems have been, for years,
underfunded by billions.
In New Orleans, there are reported sharks in the streets, feeding on
decaying bodies of poor Americans, for New Orleans is now a part of the
The utterly nightmarish spectacle of Americans slowly dying of
thirst, disease, starvation, and neglect, in the richest country on the
planet, is being watched by the world; but it could easily have been
prevented. As far back as 2001, FEMA warned that a hurricane striking
New Orleans was a clear and present danger. But the Bush administration
New Orleans flood control funding by forty-four percent-- a
multi-billion-dollar cut, made to divert funds to Iraq!
In 2004, the Bush administration again cut funding, by over eighty
percent, requested by the New
Orleans district of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for holding back the
waters of Lake Pontchartrain. So, a natural horror was amplified into a
holocaust, killing thousands, by a combination of ineptitude,
incompetence, arrogance, and myopia.

Sincerely, with Compassion,

Richard Francis

Richard Francis,
5100 Liberty-Fairfield Rd.,
Hamilton, OH 45011
Ph. 513-737-5683

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