Wednesday :: Aug 31, 2005

Open Thread

by Mary

So what is FEMA doing to help in New Orleans today? I expected to find lots of articles about what was planned to evacuate the Superdome, but haven't found anything yet. And how many of those trapped in New Orleans are those who could not afford to leave? Managing disasters is one of the core jobs of the government, so it seems that Bush has one more chance to show that he is the President of the whole country by making sure the destitute in New Orleans are rescued and provided some hope for the future.

One other topic of discussion I want to bring up: the war in Iraq is the most expensive war in American history. Best estimates today have it racking up $186,000,000 per day or 5.6 Billion per month. Compare this to the need of $250 Million needed (over a number of years) to shore up the levees in New Orleans.

So what's on your mind?

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