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Issue No. 1967

“It appears that the money has been moved into the president’s budget to handle homeland security and the war in Iraq.”
Walter Maestri, a former Louisiana emergency management chief

“George Bush doesn’t care about black people. America is set up to help the poor, the black people, the less well off as slow as possible”
Kanye West, Hip-hop artist

“This place is going to look like Little Somalia. We’re going to take this city back. This will be a combat operation.”
Brigadier general Gary Jones, commander of the Louisiana national guard task force

“We authorised $8 billion to go to Iraq lickety-quick. You mean to tell me that a place where you probably have thousands of people that have died, that we can’t figure out a way to authorise the resources that we need?”
Ray Nagin, New Orleans mayor

“I feel race was a factor. Why? I remember almost a year ago to the day I was in Florida when a hurricane was coming… I saw the White House move.”
Reverend Al Sharpton, US civil rights activist

“It is not possible for me to believe even a moment that they allow people to suffer because of being just African American.”
Condoleezza Rice, US secretary of state

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