Monday, September 12, 2005

The George Bush White House has presided over three national debacles: 9/11, the war in Iraq, and now Katrina's destruction by Eric Margolis

National war fever and the lust for revenge that followed the 9/11 attacks allowed a small group of closet totalitarians, a cabal of neoconservatives and end-of-world religious fanatics to assume a dominant role in the Bush administration. They hijacked its foreign policy, and steadily pushed the U.S. into war.

By next spring, Iraq and Afghanistan will have cost at least $260 billion (US). Add some $200 billion for 9/11; and now a $100-billion-plus cleanup bill for Katrina, and even the mighty America is staggering under huge financial blows. These, and Bush's reckless deficit spending, are producing an onrushing tsunami of inflation.

1 comment:

C R Mountjoy - GDF said...

I'd like to see a list of the debacles the Clinton Admin presided over. Do you have such a list? How far back will you go? Kennedy Admin? FDR? It''s a fair question. I'd like to see a pedagogy if one exists. Thanks!

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