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State of New Orleans
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One Year Later: The Real State of New Orleans

President Bush may be giving speeches about how the federal government is standing with the people of the Gulf Coast, but as ThinkProgress points out, the facts speak for themselves:

  • Sixty percent of homes still lack electricity.
  • Less than half of the city?s pre-storm population of 460,000 has returned.
  • Nearly a third of the trash is yet to be picked up.
  • Also, check out this superb Katrina timeline.
  • UPDATE: Watch MSNBC footage of Katrina’s devastation.

    Posted on Aug 29, 2006 READ MORE


    Iraq War Spending Doubles Since Invasion

    Annual war expenditures have risen from $48 billion in 2003 to an anticipated $94 billion in 2006, thanks to the expected largest emergency spending bill in history.

    Posted on Apr 20, 2006 READ MORE


    Bush Lacked Iraq Rebuilding Plan

    The Washington Times (of all publications) says that a new government report claims the White House “never drew up a comprehensive plan for rebuilding Iraq” after the 2003 invasion.
    In the last week, Bush has lost:

  • Bill O’Reilly
  • William F. Buckley
  • William Kristol
  • Now even the staunchly conservative Washington Times is giving the White House a hard time.
    All of a sudden the ranks of Bush supporters seem about as robust as our “coalition of the willing.”

    Posted on Mar 1, 2006 READ MORE


    And the Hits Just Keep on Coming…

    An audit of American rebuilding projects in Iraq turns up millions of dollars stuffed into footlockers, a U.S. soldier gambling away Iraqi money, and other inspiring tales of the same ilk. | story

    Posted on Jan 24, 2006 READ MORE


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