Ground Zero Still a Hole in the Ground
Friday, April 28, 2006
Time : 10:58 PM
alf a decade after the planes destroyed the World Trade Center, we finally have a start to the construction
of their replacement, the freedom Tower. All the party's involved have agreed to a final design, the T's have been crossed and the I's dotted.... We think. Isn't it ridiculous though? That it took this long to get going on this project. Christ, I mean a movie has come out on the events of 9/11 and we still have a hole in the ground there. George Bush has waged two wars, and is on to his third. Gas has gone from $1.70 a gallon to over $3.50 in some places, and America has gone from victim, to world wide kidnappers, torturers, incinerators of civilian families, and domestic spyers. So much accomplished in so little time. Yet nothing to fill the hole at ground zero. You think that in that 300+ billion dollars we've spent, that a monument of some kind could have been built.
I'd like to see a similar monument built in Iraq to honor the Iraqi civilians who have been killed these past three years. The Bush administrations' hands are just as blood-stained as Al Qaeda's, yet Iraq continues to be fleeced by Halliburton and other greedy opportunists. Of course none of the 9/11 hijackers were Iraqi were they?
Yes it will be interesting to see what monuments if any will be erected in Iraq. It's just not teh administrations hands that are blood stained, but every American with a voice that is silent.
They could have built 50 of them with the money we've spent on Iraq.
I am so tired of the inept and incapable that I can't even think of any new words or ideas to express the malfeasence and misfeasance that Bushco has put on us. Yet each day brings a new surprise.
I think getting the people responsible for the attacks was more important than building a monument to the success of their attacks!
America is definitely a nation committing torture, and Bush is definitely a terrorist. I find I have to agree with you on this. Sad, but true. A monument to the dead? How about impeaching the president? That would be a good start since 9/11 is an inside job.
Then maybe trying him for treason, sending him to Guantanamo for a long slow death by torture (rendition), and a final beheading. Treason is still punishable by death at the hands of the military, you know.
How about building a monument to the Petrodollar?
Also to put in two more cents: Halliburton and other no-bid contractors are doing more than fleecing Iraq. They routinely shortchange our troops and provide defective protection such as suits that the soldiers beleive will keep them safe from radiation or chemical weapons but do not. These companies over charge for what they give the military and what they do for civilians in restoring the cities and infrastructure.
For what is being spent on this war, why are some people going without socks, personal items, basic things that are needed?
The issue is not pushed by the American people, but these companies are doing business in your names and with your money. You pay their bills. Everyone needs to demand that there be penalties for private companies that engage in reconstruction and military efforts.