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So, how much of that US$50bn do you think is actually going to be used for disaster aid?

$5? $10? Maybe even as much as $150?

Companies with ties to the Bush White House and the former head of FEMA are clinching some of the administration's first disaster relief and reconstruction contracts in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.

Now, it's perfectly possible that the people who run the big asset-stripping companies are just traditional imperialist profiteers and they won't continue to loot the treasury when they're tapped, in the now-traditional show of blatant cronyism, to do "reconstruction" of New Orleans and the Gult Coast. It's also possible that the Coward in Chief will set aside the only thing he does well (and that is getting revenge on people for real or perceived slights) and not screw over every district that's run either by Democrats or people who have questioned his infallibility in all things.

It's also possible that monkeys will fly out of my butt.

I'll bet on the monkeys.

(via Echidne of the Snakes)