Wednesday, January 04, 2006

american miners

I was looking at some of the reports about the mining deaths in the US. Bush seems to be offering very little apart from platitudes and control.

A prayer and a bullet - George's solution to the West Virginia mining disaster.

Following the disaster, the US President said that the nation was mourning the lost miners. He sent his prayers and heartfelt condolences to the loved ones. Unfortunately State troopers and an armed Swat team were also sent in, in case relatives' grief spilled over into violence.

Is that all the President of the mighty USA can offer?

Had the accident involved Haliburton's board of directors (although they are never likely to suffer more than papercuts from counting their money), I'm sure much more would have been done.

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