Monday, September 05, 2005

Katrina: How many dead babies for a Bush photo op? 

Thanks to alert reader Nick, via bloggy:

Three tons of food ready for delivery by air to refugees in St. Bernard Parish and on Algiers Point sat on the Crescent City Connection bridge Friday afternoon as air traffic was halted because of President Bush’s visit to New Orleans, officials said.

The provisions, secured by U.S. Rep. Charlie Melancon, D-Napoleonville, and state Agriculture Commissioner Bob Odom, baked in the afternoon sun as Bush surveyed damage across southeast Louisiana five days after Katrina made landfall as a Category 4 storm, said Melancon’s chief of staff, Casey O’Shea.

“We had arrangements to airlift food by helicopter to these folks, and now the food is sitting in trucks because they won’t let helicopters fly,” O’Shea said Friday afternoon.

The food was expected to be in the hands of storm survivors after the president left the devastated region Friday night, he said.
(via Times)

Infants need formula maybe seven times a day.

Of course, we don't know that there was any formula "sitting in the trucks,""baking in the sun" for a whole day (though other Federal airlifted food has included formula)....

So we can't actually prove that Bush killed babies just for a photo op....

UPDATE And even if we could, I'm definitely NOT ANGRY about it.

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