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September 2, 2005

Bush Apologist/ Alibi Provider Head of Army Corps of Engineers, Fired Haliburton Whistle-Blower

By Rob Kall

The man Bush is using to counter the news that he cut funding for hurricane safety projects in New Orleans is the same hatchet man who fired a whistleblower who reported inappropriate Halliburton contracts

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The head of the Army Corps of Engineers Commandant Lt. Gen. Carl Strock,is spending his time protecting George Bush, making excuses for incompetence and failure in New Orleans, explaining why the Iraq war has not impacted upon the readiness to be prepared for disaster.

the Kansas City Star reports
“Lt. Gen. Carl Strock, commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, told reporters Thursday: “I do not see lack of funding as a contributing factor in this case.”
Asked whether more could have been done to prepare for the disaster, White House spokesman McClellan said: “This is a time when the whole country needs to come together to help those in the region. And that’s where our focus is.”


This “country needs to come together” message is code for a message we who are shining light on the Bush failures are getting from people who want us to “shut up” and stop pointing out WHY this unnecessary disaster and the horrible aftermath occurred.

This same shill fired Bunny Greenhouse, the army corps of engineers top contracting official who became a whistle blower, raising concerns about Halliburton contracts.

reuters reported on August 29,
“Bunny Greenhouse, the Army Corps of Engineers' top contracting official-turned whistle-blower, was removed, effective Saturday, from the senior executive service and moved into a lower-ranking job.
Earlier, in a June 3 memo, Army Corps of Engineers Commandant Lt. Gen. Carl Strock, said the move came after a staff analysis clearly showed the decision was based on Greenhouse's "unacceptable performance" and "not in retaliation for any disclosures of alleged improprieties she may have made."
Lt. Gen. Carl Strock, commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, told reporters Thursday: “I do not see lack of funding as a contributing factor in this case.”

Asked whether more could have been done to prepare for the disaster, White House spokesman McClellan said: “This is a time when the whole country needs to come together to help those in the region. And that’s where our focus is.”


How inconvenient for the Bush administration that they’ve had to use the same compromised flunky for both the firing of a whistle-blower and as cover for his slashing funding for existing projects aimed at improving the levees. It’s like a defense attorney for some guilty corporation using an expert witness who only testifies for corporations. This guy has the level of credibility of a shyster lawyer’s expert witness mouthpiece. The question is, will the media see through his BS? Or will they play the echo chamber and broadcast it to cover Bush’s ass?

click here to easily send a letter to your local paper, senators and congressmen, telling them Don't Let Lt. Gen. Carl Strock, commander of the U.S. Army Corps, the same Bush surrogate who Fired Halliburton Whistleblower Bunny Greenhouse Whitewash Bush's Responsibility for the Failure to Protect and Rescue the Suffering People of New Orleans

Submitters Bio:

Rob Kall has spent his adult life as an awakener and empowerer-- first in the field of biofeedback, inventing products, developing software and a music recording label, MuPsych, within the company he founded in 1978-- Futurehealth, and founding, organizing and running 3 conferences: Winter Brain, on Neurofeedback and consciousness, Optimal Functioning and Positive Psychology (a pioneer in the field of Positive Psychology, first presenting workshops on it in 1985) and Storycon Summit Meeting on the Art Science and Application of Story-- each the first of their kind.  Then, when he found the process of raising people's consciousness and empowering them to take more control of their lives  one person at a time was too slow, he founded Opednews.com-- which has been the top search result on Google for the terms liberal news and progressive opinion for several years. Rob began his Bottom-up Radio show, broadcast on WNJC 1360 AM to Metro Philly, also available on iTunes, covering the transition of our culture, business and world from predominantly Top-down (hierarchical, centralized, authoritarian, patriarchal, big)  to bottom-up (egalitarian, local, interdependent, grassroots, archetypal feminine and small.) Recent long-term projects include a book, Bottom-up-- The Connection Revolution, debillionairizing the planet and the Psychopathy Defense and Optimization Project. 

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