ANSWER and Katrina

In thoroughly predictable fashion, the quasi-Stalinists of the “antiwar” ANSWER Coalition are blaming the Bush administration’s failures in responding to the Gulf Coast catastrophe on the US presence in Iraq.

“We’re reorienting the antiwar movement to make the connection between the vast expenditure for the war in Iraq and the woefully inadequate response to the victims of Katrina,” said Brian Becker, national coordinator.

I think Hitchens did as good a job as anyone of answering that particular canard. I’ll just add my sad opinion that even without the war in Iraq, the administration’s response would have been every bit as inept.