Wednesday, September 7, 2005

Bush to lead inquiry into Katrina

The BBC reports that President Bush says he will lead an investigation into how the Hurricane Katrina disaster was handled.

"I'm going to find out over time what went right and what went wrong," he said in reply to criticism that the authorities were too slow to respond.

In other news, deposed Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein will officiate at his own trial.

Some more Katrina-related links:
NOLA Mayor Nagin orders mandatory evacuation of nearly all of New Orleans, including those who have so far refused to leave; Superdome likely to be torn down

Experts warn of severe chemical and bacteria contamination in NOLA water supply

FEMA allegedly brings evacuees to right city but wrong state

"Axis of evil member" Iran offers $20 million barrels of oil to the U.S. for hurricane relief

Driving home the point that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, the New York Times reports that Katrina will cost the government up to $100 billion

At least nine killed in Japan by Typhoon Nabi and one in South Korea is missing

An interesting but somewhat flawed piece on about how the "free market" failed the victims of New Orleans

The right wants to shoot looters and hug gougers


  1. Please. Comparing Saddam to Bush is beyond tasteless.

    While lefties and media elites blame Bush first for anything, including Katrina, Americans seem to think otherwise (I guess elites always underestimate their capacity to influence the American mind).

  2. I'm not comparing Bush to Saddam. Saddam Hussein is a brutal, murderous dictator, whereas Bush is at probably simply a negligent leader who doesn't fully or accurately consider how many lives his policies will adversely affect.

    Saying Bush is like Saddam would be tasteless. I thought someone might misinfer what I meant, so I apologize if that's what you thought I was doing.

    I'm making the point that an independent inquiry is what's necessary if we're going to get to the truth of the matter.

    Bush conducting his own investigation could very well gloss over his own bad decisions or those of the people he put in power.


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