I was going to choose The Nation as the Snitch of the Week for their incredible story on the Vietnam levels of civilian cruelty that US soldiers are engaging in in Iraq, but as long as Bush keeps blowing up steam pipes in NYC to keep everyone jittery (peep the story of the made-up terrorist), while he destroys the U.S. military, I will always have fuel for another post.
Just look at the stories that are coming out of there,
- Watch the video that goes with this article. What a perfect microcosm of the war. Get attacked, get mad, kill a civilian, breed more attackers.
- 18-year old from Queens, NY got killed in Iraq. Truly heartbreaking.
"You want Federal money to rebuild your house? How about you just take this trailer and leave the windows closed. Thanks!"
From the article,
- One man in Slidell, La., was found dead in his trailer on June 27, 2006, after complaining about the formaldehyde fumes. In a conference call about the death, 28 officials from six agencies recommended that the circumstances be investigated and trailer air quality be subjected to independent testing. But FEMA lawyers rejected the suggestions, with one, Adrian Sevier, cautioning that further investigation not approved by lawyers "could seriously undermine the Agency's position" in litigation.
FEMA's almost as toxic to black people as number one coon on my list, Sharpe James who I wrote about before.
- Mr. James maintains that he is innocent of all the federal charges and will have his day in court. But some of the explanations he has offered up border on the preposterous. Take, for example, his trip to a beachfront resort in the Dominican Republic, for which federal prosecutors say he billed the city $1,440. Mr. James claims he wanted to see if the tropical gardens could be replicated at the train station in Newark...
...While presiding over a city where a third of the population lives in poverty, “He wasn’t even willing to pay $10 out of his own pocket to buy a movie ticket — he made the taxpayers do it.”
For exposing more FEMA retardation and inadequacy, the FEMA employees who spoke out are the Snitch(es) of the Week.