Saturday, September 03, 2005

The (lack of) response to Katrina

I saw an interesting comment that made me think a little.

If it was al Qaeda who had taken out the levees instead of Katrina, would the response have been any different? No, it wouldn't. The country was ill-prepared to handle such a thing, which is frightening, because it has theoretically spent the last four years preparing for such things.

Read the whole thing here.

Maybe instead of using terrorism as an excuse to curb civil liberties and invade countries, the government should actually do something substantive to prepare for it as well as protect from it.


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