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Last updated on July 24th, 2017 at 01:05 pm

Tony Parkinson, The Age’s sane guy, on post-Katrina Bush hysteria:

According to his critics, the President can be blamed for causing hurricanes because he ignored the risks of global warming. He can be blamed for exacerbating the consequences of Katrina because he diverted funds and manpower to Iraq. And he can also be blamed for the rape and pillage of New Orleans because his unfair tax policies inflicted on the poor and vulnerable no other choice.

As happened after September 11, the blame game is under way, with Bush cited as the reason for every ill visited upon his nation. The Jonah of the White House. On any calm analysis of cause and effect, of course, much of this hyperventilating is ludicrous, the product of anger, panic or hysteria.

Months more of this to come.

Posted by Tim B. on 09/05/2005 at 12:20 PM
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