Thursday, March 02, 2006

A civic duty

I feel that I would be remiss if I did not pass this along. It is, originally, from ColorOfChange.org and it's been slightly edited, not for content, but just to stick the links inline with the text rather than putting them on separate lines.

I'm not sure if you've heard, but President Bush has been exposed as a liar. It's because of video footage just released by the Associated Press that proves he deceived the public when he claimed to have had no idea what Katrina could do.

I've joined ColorOfChange.org's campaign to call on Congress to censure the President for misleading the American people.

The day before Hurricane Katrina hit, experts personally warned Bush about the coming disaster. He knew the levees might fail, and he knew the Superdome might not be safe. But he did nothing.

Four days later, Bush pretended that there was no way to know the devastation Katrina would bring. He said, "I don't think anybody anticipated the breach of the levees." While Bush failed to act, 1,300 people died, and thousands more suffered unimaginable trauma and loss.

It's unacceptable. Using the ColorOfChange.org website, I just sent a letter to my representatives in Congress demanding that they censure President Bush. This means Congress would officially denounce the President for his failure to protect the people of the Gulf Coast – and his failure to be honest about it afterwards.

I wanted you to know about this effort, and wanted to invite you to join me. It's easy, and together we can make a big difference. Just click here:

Thanks.

There are more details in this New York Times article. It seems that former head of FEMA Michael Brown really may have been a scapegoat after all.

All of this just makes me absolutely sick. Perhaps after I've let it sink in for a bit, I can post up more details for those who don't feel like reading other articles.

2 comments:

mark said...

Your ignorance is overwh...no, I can't really say that. Not in this town. Mostly, I'm not surprised. Democrats in Pittsburgh usually lead with their head and not their brains.

Justin said...

I suppose I won't be getting a link from you, then?

To counter broad-brush generalism with broad-brush generalism, what is it with you conservatives who think insult is an acceptable form of debate?

Show me why you think what you think, and maybe I'd be more inclined to agree if it makes any sense at all. You know, flies with honey, and such...