Those Bush Two Blues
Against The Current vol. 115

The Editors
Date Written:  2005-03-01
Publisher:  Against The Current
Year Published:  2005
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX13117

The imperial investiture of George W. Bush was celebrated with corporate-financed balls through the night. Half a world away in Iraq, the empire burned, and bodies from the Indian Ocean tsunami continued to be retrieved from the surf and the muck of shattered villages from Aceh to Sri Lanka to India to Somalia. The cost of the coronation, a few tens of millions of dollars (but who's counting?), could have paid for a warning system to save the lives of many of the 250-300,000 victims.

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