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Friday, September 02, 2005

America - Katrina: Left Blames Bush

Strange, they usually blame Rove.

The body count is still mounting and the left are engaging in a despicable and unfortunately, predictable manner. And most, if not all, of what they are saying is simply not true.

First off, Chrenkoff has a round up of "Hurricane exploitation - the quotes".

Next EU Rota debunks the Left's absurd charges.

The Left in the US seems determined to find any angle (ranging from the irrational to the psychotic) to pin the blame of the devastating Hurricane Katrina on President Bush. They have tried so far: the global warming caused it angle, strike one; not enough Louisiana National Guard troops due to the war in Iraq, strike two; now, Bush cut money earmarked for flood control due to the war in Iraq, hopefully strike three.


No need to hope as EU has the proof it was Clinton that cut funding for Louisiana's levees.

Snippet:

February 17, 1995

An Army Corps of Engineers "hit list" of recommended budget cuts would eliminate new flood-control programs in some of the nation's most flood-prone spots - where recent disasters have left thousands homeless and cost the federal government millions in emergency aid.

Clinton administration officials argue that the flood-control efforts are local projects, not national, and should be paid for by local taxes.

Nationwide, the administration proposes cutting 98 new projects in 35 states and Puerto Rico, for an estimated savings of $29 million in 1996.

Corps officials freely conceded the cuts, which represent only a small portion of savings the corps ultimately must make, may be penny-wise and pound-foolish. But they said they were forced to eliminate some services the corps has historically provided to taxpayers to meet the administration's budget-cutting goals.


Read the rest.

UPDATE

CQ and Michelle have a lot more with lots of links to the loony left's rants.
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