In defense of Tom DeLay
Last week, the Bug Man, aka the Hammer, made the following statement:
You know, if Houston, Texas, was held to the same standard as Iraq is held to, nobody'd go to Houston, because all this reporting coming out of the local press in Houston is violence, murders, robberies, deaths on the highways.Several bloggers have pointed out several differences between Baghdad and Houston that DeLay seems to have missed, but I'm going to help him out and list some of the many similarities:
- Oil that used to come from Iraq used to go to Houston
- Halliburton has a major presence in both places
- Both places are bloody hot in the summer, although Baghdad is both hotter and bloodier
- Both places "have a problem"
- Neither place had anything to do with 9/11, although I'm not so sure about Houston
- Both places would be far better off if the Navy hadn't gotten to George H. W. Bush in the Pacific before the sharks did, and if DeLay had accidentally poisoned himself back in his exterminator days.