The White House, with a government devoted to perpetual pre-emptive deconstruction - how many preventive wars in the last years ? -, has created the Office of the Coordinator for Reconstruction and Stabilization. Or one could say a standing office of perpetual pre-emptive reconstruction. That was missing.
Like Shalmali Guttal, a Bangalore-based researcher with Focus on the Global South, says: “We used to have vulgar colonialism, now we have sophisticated colonialism, and they call it reconstruction.” Condoleezza Rice herself agree by describing the tsunami as “a wonderful opportunity” that “has paid great dividends for us.”
Naomi Klein’s article is a bit lengthy, but sure is worth reading.