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September 1, 2005

Hurricane Katrina: America Is The Shelter From The Storm

Topics: Natural Disasters

Reports are bleak and a certain panic has set in - that's to be expected. Everything from the price of fuel to rampant looting and growing damage and loss of life accompanied by a long road to recovery with concerns for health issues and stresses on our National Guard are making their way into the coverage of Hurricane Katrina.

That's to be expected - it is the nature of the news. But it is not the nature of America.

Read the rest of Dan Riehl's beautiful post on the coming together of a post-Katrina America...

As I watched President Bush address our nation on television today, what struck me most was the obvious sincere concern and worry seen in his face and mannerisms over what our nation faces in overcoming the aftermath of the Katrina disaster - together. Juxtaposed with that same sense of concern was the comfort and pride of knowing that indeed, we faced it - together, all of us.

And yes, we will pull through this, and we'll all be closer for having done so, one nation, under God, indivisible.

Katrina could have happened to any of us, and most of us are able to grasp the gravity of that possibility.

Posted by Richard at September 1, 2005 12:43 AM

Pres. Bush (see article on Drudge)cut the Army Corps of Engineers budget to study necessary improvements to the levees of New Orleans by 44% to fund the Iraq war. He also got rid of protection for the wetlands that could have helped protect the Gulf coast so developers could make their money. Even though he was warned that both these policies would have dangerous effects.

Posted by: concerned citizen at September 1, 2005 3:58 PM

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