Friday, July 20, 2007

HE Gassed His Own People

Bush used the excuse of Saddam gassing his own people as one of the reasons he was such a bad man and just had to be removed. How does it feel George to know that the same reason can now be used to justify your removal from office?

From the Washington Post(registration required)

The Federal Emergency Management Agency since early 2006 has suppressed warnings from its own field workers about health problems experienced by hurricane victims living in government-provided trailers with levels of a toxic chemical 75 times the recommended maximum for U.S. workers, congressional lawmakers said yesterday.

A trail of e-mails obtained by investigators shows that the agency's lawyers rejected a proposal for systematic testing of the levels of potentially cancer-causing formaldehyde gas in the trailers, out of concern that the agency would be legally liable for any hazards or health problems. As many as 120,000 families displaced by hurricanes Katrina and Rita lived in the suspect trailers, and hundreds have complained of ill effects.

I personally think someone needs to be held criminally liable for this and I think Bush and Chertoff should be at the head of the list.

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