Third World USA

From Scout:

king of jordan

King Abdullah II of Jordan toured some of the city’s most devastated neighborhoods Friday, then visited a fire station to express both his admiration for first responders and his country’s solidarity with New Orleans.

“I just want you to know that you’re not alone,” the king said.

“This is not something that’s going to be solved in a day and a night. This is a long challenge… We in Jordan will be with you with whatever we can do.”

Abdullah said he had spoken with Mayor Ray Nagin, who accompanied him on the tour, and discussed ways Jordan might help the city rebuild after Hurricane Katrina. The king has already donated $100,000 to the Archdiocese of New Orleans.

Nagin said that Abdullah talked to him about ways to contribute to education, housing and hospitals, and that Abdullah would have a proposal for him in two weeks.

“The international community is looking up and wondering what’s going on,” Nagin said. “And they’re saying, why is the support so slow for New Orleans? The king asked me that directly. I think the international community may be poised to help us fill the gap.”

Much of Jordan recognized right away that the damage caused by Hurricane Katrina was catastrophic, Abdullah said, adding Jordanians were “glued to our TV sets”.

The King of Jordan’s remarks and actions are is stark contrast to the King of America………

King of Jordan– recognized Katrina’a impact immediately

King of America–never thought levees would break even when his Palace had been told they would.

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King of Jordan–glued to TV

King of America–got the DVD 5 days later

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King of Jordan–Visited the 9th Ward

King of America–Bypasses unwashed to meet with landed gentry

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King of Jordan–asks why is this place still such a mess

King of America–says progress is “pretty dramatic”

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King of Jordan–on visit went to real fire station and talked to firemen

King of America–on visit kept firemen from work for photo op

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King of Jordan–after my visit I’m going home to develop a plan for schools and houses and hospitals for you

King of America–after a few hours here I’m off to a multi-million fundraiser for me and mine

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King of Jordan–we’ll help your people

King of America–let my Crony Lords help themselves to the spoils

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All subjects Hail, Hail King of ………………….freaking Jordan of course