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Thad Allen: “The real problem in New Orleans was they experienced the equivalent of a weapon of mass effect. And they lost continuity of government.”
Former Coast Guard Admiral Thad Allen is fond of using that description of what Hurricane Katrina did to New Orleans. Often he adds, “without the criminality.”
That is an important distinction. It means that because it was a natural dis…
Thanks to the Alaska Dispatch News, here’s a transcript of the speech President Obama gave Monday evening (9PM Eastern) in Alaska.
The phrase “homeland security” was never uttered. But I perceive a considerable connection. One exc…
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Above, Weather Channel coverage of Katrina on August 27, 2005
On Saturday, August 27 ten years ago, Hurricane Katrina was a CAT-3 still in the Gulf, but projected to hit along the Mississippi delta. The state of Louisiana requested and received a Staf…
The following is a brief excerpt from the George Will column that appeared in the Sunday Washington Post. You can read the full commentary HERE.
It has come to this: The GOP, formerly the party of Lincoln and ostensibly the party of l…