Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Faith-based national security

The Capitalists will sell us the rope with which we will hang them.
-- Vladimir Ilyich Lenin

While all eyes are on the Republican on Republican jingoistic dogfight over handing over port security to a Dubai-based firm, George Bush is using the Homeland Security Department to funnel more money to right wing religious organizations.

The program was test marketed in the aftermath of Katrina, when Pat Robertson's Operation Blessing was headlining government-funded relief efforts. And we all know how well that worked out.

Here is some amusing video of the controversy over the role of Operation Blessing in Katrina relief (via the Wittenberg Door).

Now, the Bush administration has institutionalized this experiment within the Department of Homeland Security by creating, "a center for faith-based and community initiatives ... to eliminate regulatory, contracting and programmatic barriers to providing federal funds to religious groups to deliver social services."

More proof that George Bush doesn't even care about about his "signature issue" of national security. It's all about funneling money to his cronies. The joke is on his jingoistic supporters, but as usual we all have to live with the consequences.
Update: More on securing the homeland by the grace of god and faith based cargo inspection from the Defeatists.


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