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Saturday, September 10, 2005

Why Gen. Colin Powell Gets It

Why can Gen. Powell understand something that FrankenBush and his mother, Barabra "They ain't gonna stay are they?" Bush, will nver figure out?

Why does Powell see reality, whereas Bush sees OZ? Maybe because he actually knows what poverty is about? Because he's been on the underside having to look up?
Powell slams storm effort

WASHINGTON (Reuters) -
Colin Powell, the former U.S. secretary of state seen as a potential leader for Hurricane Katrina recovery efforts, has joined the chorus of Americans criticizing the disaster response at all levels of government.

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"There was more than enough warning over time about the dangers to New Orleans. Not enough was done. I don't think advantage was taken of the time that was available to us, and I just don't know why," Powell said in excerpts on ABC's Web site.

He said he did not think that race was a factor in the slow response, but that many of those unable to leave New Orleans in time were trapped by poverty which disproportionately affects blacks.
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"I don't think it's racism, I think it's economic," Powell said. "But poverty disproportionately affects African-Americans in this country. And it happened because they were poor."


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