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Evan Thomas / Newsweek:
How Bush Blew It  —  Bureaucratic timidity.  Bad phone lines.  And a failure of imagination.  Why the government was so slow to respond to catastrophe.  —  Sept. 19, 2005 issue - It's a standing joke among the president's top aides: who gets to deliver the bad news?
Mike Allen / Time:
Living Too Much in the Bubble?  —  A bungled initial response to Katrina exposed the perils of a rigid, insular White House.  Inside Bush's plan to show he isn't isolated  —  President bush was seated in the white house situation Room, watching military and disaster officials beaming …
Romeocat / CatHouse Chat:
Four years ago - never forget  —  Four years ago... September 11, 2001.  What were you doing?  What was I doing?  What happened that day?  —  I had just dropped the Darling Munchkin off for school.  She was just starting First Grade, and really liked her new teacher, Mrs. Stelman.
Right Wing Nut House:   9/11: FROM NEWS, TO HISTORY, TO MYTH
Jay / Stop the ACLU:   The Wide Awakes Remember
M.E. Sprengelmeyer / Rocky Mountain News:
Black-and-blue Brown  —  Disaster point man has been beat up by jobs, friends say  —  WASHINGTON - As criticism of him grew this week, Federal Emergency Management Agency Director Mike Brown sent a candid e-mail to family and friends.  —  "I don't mind the negative press (well, actually …
Discussion: Think Progress
Washington Post:
The Steady Buildup to a City's Chaos  —  Confusion Reigned At Every Level Of Government  —  Walter Maestri had dreaded this call for a decade, ever since he took over emergency management for Jefferson Parish, a marshy collection of suburbs around New Orleans.
Discussion: War and Piece and ScrappleFace
Brian Ross / ABCNEWS:
Tape Released: American al Qaeda Member Warns of Attacks  —  Names Los Angeles and Melbourne as Next Targets  —  Sept. 11, 2005 — In an apparent Sept. 11 communiqué broadcast on ABC News, an al Qaeda operative threatens new attacks against cities in the US and Australia.
Times of London:
Ditch Holocaust day, advisers urge Blair  —  ADVISERS appointed by Tony Blair after the London bombings are proposing to scrap the Jewish Holocaust Memorial Day because it is regarded as offensive to Muslims.  —  They want to replace it with a Genocide Day that would recognise the mass murder …
Harry / Harry's Place:   Offensive  —  Those clever people appointed by the government …
Mark Steyn / Chicago Sun Times:
Terror war all but forgotten on home front  —  Sept. 11, 2005 — the fourth anniversary of the start of the war.  That is, if you believe it's a ''war'' A lot of people didn't want to, even in those first days.  —  About a week after, one of my local radio stations held a fund-raiser and this is how their trailer for it opened.
Discussion: Power Line
Roger L. Simon / Mystery Novelist and Screenwriter:
Yahoo - A Good 1940s German Company  —  I was about to go to sleep until I read this pathetic statement from Yahoo chief Jerry Yang excusing his company's passing information to Chinese authorities which resulted in a ten-year prison sentence for journalist Shi Tao. … Oh, really?
Discussion: Ed
Agence France Presse:
Yahoo's Yang say hands tied in China Internet censorship case
Discussion: Gateway Pundit and Barcepundit
Amy Westfeldt / Associated Press:
Nation Remembers Victims of 9/11 Attacks  —  NEW YORK - America grieved the victims of Sept. 11 on Sunday as the brothers and sisters of the dead recited their loved ones' names and tearful messages of remembrance to a weeping crowd gathered at the site where the World Trade Center once stood.
Michele / a small victory:
TODAY  —  I still think about it on days like this, when the sky is a deep blue, the clouds are perfectly formed bundles of white, the air is crisp and cool; chilly enough for long sleeves but warm enough to keep the windows in the car rolled down.  It was a just like that day.  It was a perfect day, for a while.
Sheila / The Sheila Variations:   THE BLINDING BLUE OF THAT MORNING
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:
Jack Kelly: No shame  —  The federal response to Katrina was not as portrayed  —  It is settled wisdom among journalists that the federal response to the devastation wrought by Hurricane Katrina was unconscionably slow.  —  "Mr. Bush's performance last week will rank as one of the worst ever during …
Discussion: Captain's Quarters
Hindrocket / Power Line:
THE SMART VS. THE STUPID  —  The smart, in this case, is David Riggs, a Ph.D. in applied economics with whom I became friends when he worked at the Center of the American Experiment, a Minnesota-based think tank on whose board of directors I served for some years, and of which Scott is currently a member.
Gavin M. / Sadly, No!:
Your 10-minute Powerline Suh-zzadly Nizzle
Discussion: The American Street
Sissy Willis / sisu:
Let's roll! … Where some see crescents, others see apple pie.  Michelle Malkin and other A-list bloggers we usually see eye to eye with are seeing red and whipping their readers into a primal frenzy over things they see that others don't.  She's impugning the motives of Los Angeles architect Paul Murdoch …
Palm Beach Post:
Lack of plan hurt Katrina-hit states' response  —  TALLAHASSEE — One thing Florida knows is hurricanes.  —  Florida emergency planners criticized and even rebuked their counterparts — or what passes for emergency planners — in those states for their handling of Hurricane Katrina.
Juan / Informed Comment:
9/11, 7/7 and 8/30  —  On the fourth-year anniversary of the al-Qaeda attacks on the US, it is important that we take stock of where we stand.  We do not stand in a good place.  The US military is bogged down in an intractable guerrilla war in Iraq, which most Muslims view as an aggressive neo-imperialism.
Discussion: Chris Floyd
Reliapundit / The Astute Blogger:
MORTALITY COMPARISONS REVEAL USA RESPONSE TO KATRINA WAS EXCELLENT  —  Nagin - the inept and negligent and hysterical mayor of New Orleans - who bears major responsibility for the horrific conditions in the Superdome and the Convention Center (because he FAILED to evaucate his poor citizens from the city …

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