Friday, September 09, 2005


Mullen on the money again

In his latest column in the Irish Examiner, Ronan Mullen (one of my favourite journalists), gives his thoughts on Hurricane Katrina and how it revealed the good and the bad in various people. Once again, he's right on the money.

"More federal money spent on the levees might have prevented flooding and a more determined evacuation strategy adopted by the authorities locally would have got people out of harm's way.

"But we don't know to what extent a different approach from the federal government would have saved lives. Bush's Federal Department of Emergency Management arrived too late to the conclusion that the emergency required a national response. Bush's decision to stay on at the ranch reflected this bad advice."

I recommend you read the rest of the article. It's well worth a read.


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