Lost Everything? An 'Evacuee'? Join the Army!
Look I have a great deal of respect for the military and it's role in our society (although Ike was onto something), but this? SO f@#king wrong:
From a bad novel? Actually from the WSJ: "Ten U.S. Army recruiters are offering volunteer help for Katrina evacuees at Houston's Astrodome. But the recruiters, struggling to keep enlistment up during Iraq war, are also available with options for the jobless. "Our intent is to approach the evacuees at the right time for them,'' says Army spokesman Douglas Smith."I am, at a loss for words.
"Our intent is to approach the evacuees at the right time for them"But make no mistake: we WILL approach them.
Josh Marshall also points out the CNN story how the worst disaster in U.S. history is leading to Fat Times in Cronyville!
Companies with ties to the Bush White House and the former head of FEMA are clinching some of the administration's first disaster relief and reconstruction contracts in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.
At least two major corporate clients of lobbyist Joe Allbaugh, President Bush's former campaign manager and a former head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, have already been tapped to start recovery work along the battered Gulf Coast.
One is Shaw Group Inc. and the other is Halliburton Co. subsidiary Kellogg Brown and Root. Vice President Dick Cheney is a former head of Halliburton.