Monday, September 05, 2005

ULYSSES and New Orleans

I haven't been reading my daily quota for a few days. Been watching the news about Hurricane Katrina.

I was one of the early volunteer relief workers on the ground in Aceh after the tsunami, and the destruction that I see on TV rivals what I saw first hand there in Aceh.

The Spanish Red Cross got a water-making station up and running in Meulaboh, Aceh, within 36 hours of the completely *unexpected* tsunami. Hurricane Katrina provided days of advance warning.

It's the nature of bureaucracy to be bipartisanly incompetent, I know, but good Lord, the present US bureaucracy seems to have been non compos mentis.


Blogger Myfanwy Collins said...

Well said, Richard.

7:44 PM  

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