Derrick Z. Jackson goes right after the Veep in the Sept. 7 Boston Globe:
“With Cheney’s cheerleading, our invasion and occupation of Iraq killed tens of thousands of Iraqi civilians and has resulted in the deaths of 1,890 American soldiers with no peace in sight, but outrageous no-bid reconstruction business for Halliburton, which Cheney formerly headed.”
Maureen Dowd wonder’s if Cheney will take Ahmed Chalabi along with him to New Orleans.
Al Franken and Tom Oliphant wonder exactly why Bush would send Cheney to New Orleans (certainly not to comfort people) where Halliburton has been contracted to immediately repair navy yards, etc, on Air America this morning.
This comprehensive study from MyDD reveals that liberal blogs are getting more attention than usual in the aftermath of Katrina.
FEMA is blocking the press from taking and publishing any photos of the dead.
NOW, Bob Brigham reports that the media is BANNING all media from entering New Orleans!
Thanks to AmericaBlog for breaking this
September 4, 2005 — Reports continue that communications in and around New Orleans are being purposely jammed (and severed) by the US government (see Sep. 2 article below). The jamming is having an adverse impact on emergency, disaster recovery, and news media communications. The jamming is even affecting police radio frequencies in Jefferson Parish, according to an Australian news report. The President of Jefferson Parish Aaron Broussard told Meet the Press today that FEMA cut his parish’s emergency communications lines and he had to have his sheriff restore the severed lines and post armed deputies to ensure that FEMA did not try to cut the communications lines again. Broussard’s statement: “Yesterday–yesterday–FEMA comes in and cuts all of our emergency communication lines. They cut them without notice. Our sheriff, Harry Lee, goes back in, he reconnects the line. He posts armed guards on our line and says, ‘No one is getting near these lines.'”
Yes, we must remember to mark September 11 with a star-studded affair. The Department of Defense urges all to join in the walk, but please, register first!
Australia’s ABC (Australian Broadcasting Corp) shares quotes the following from a statement issued by Senator Mary Landrieu’s (D-LA) office today, in regards to her tour of the 17th Street Levee breach with the President:
“Touring this critical site yesterday with the President, I saw what I believed to be a real and significant effort to get a handle on a major cause of this catastrophe. Flying over this critical spot again this morning, less than 24 hours later, it became apparent that yesterday we witnessed a hastily prepared stage set for a Presidential photo opportunity;”
Choice America Network tipped me to this.