Krauthammer: Blaming Katrina disaster on Bush policies is like burning witches, massacring JewsSeptember 9, 2005 2:51 PM EDT ››› MEDIA MATTERS STAFF
Washington Post columnist Charles Krauthammer opined that blaming the devastation of Hurricane Katrina on global warming, the Iraq war, or tax cuts favored by the Bush administration is an indication that "our progressive thinkers have not progressed an inch" from "less enlightened times," when "witches were burned" and "Jews were massacred" in response to natural disasters.
From Krauthammer's September 9 Post column:
In less enlightened times there was no catastrophe independent of human agency. When the plague or some other natural disaster struck, witches were burned, Jews were massacred and all felt better (except the witches and Jews).
A few centuries later, our progressive thinkers have progressed not an inch. No fall of a sparrow on this planet is not attributed to sin and human perfidy. The three current favorites are: (1) global warming, (2) the war in Iraq and (3) tax cuts. Katrina hits and the unholy trinity is immediately invoked to damn sinner-in-chief George W. Bush.