Saturday, August 26, 2006

Katrina: One year later

Monday is the one year anniversary of the American government allowing a major American city, for all intents and purposes a black city, to die. Bush has gone so far as to tell the American people not to make a big deal about Katrina one year later. The Republicans would much rather everybody gear up for the 9/11 five year mark coming up. This may be a mistake as polls are showing Americans losing faith in the GOPs performance on security and terrorism and making a big deal about 9/11 just reinforces that Osama is still out there.

But Katrina's anniversary highlights that a year later people are still living in temporary shelters without power, huge districts of New Orleans are still in ruins and the conditions that caused the destruction in the first place haven't been fixed. Another storm would cause even worse destruction now with major chunks of wetlands completely gone.

There's a call for a blog swarm on Monday to draw attention to an anniversary that Bush would just like to ignore. Seems like a good idea to me.

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