Friday, September 02, 2005

"Biblical in its uncontrolled rage and scope"


So says Sidney Blumenthal in the Guardian, noting that the disaster is not entirely an act of God:
Every two miles of wetland between the Crescent City and the Gulf reduces a surge by half a foot. Bush promised a "no net loss" wetland policy, which had been launched by his father's administration and bolstered by President Clinton. But he reversed the approach in 2003, unleashing the developers.
(Photo: Eric Gay/AP)

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