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Cao / Cao's Blog:
Never Forget  —  Tribute to 9/11.  —  Tribute in Light.  —  My husband and I were both working that day, I remember hearing about this from someone who was watching the news in the break room.  All day long we were following this news...watching the videos, and amazingly …
Kit Jarrell /
9/11 : I Remember
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Right Wing Nut House:   9/11: FROM NEWS, TO HISTORY, TO MYTH
The Mad / Ravings of a Mad Tech:
9/11: My Remberance by Todd D. Miller
Discussion: PoliBlog
Evan Thomas / MSNBC:
How Bush Blew It  —  Bureaucratic timidity.  Bad phone lines.  And a failure of imagination.  Why the government was so slow to respond to catastrophe.  —  Newsweek  —  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 …
John / AMERICAblog:
NEWSWEEK: Bush didn't know the Hurricane damage was bad until THURSDAY AFTER IT STRUCK
Discussion: The Huffington Post
We had to kill our patients  —  Doctors working in hurricane-ravaged New Orleans killed critically ill patients rather than leaving them to die in agony as they evacuated hospitals, The Mail on Sunday can reveal.  —  With gangs of rapists and looters rampaging through wards in the flooded city …
Dusting Off The Manual  —  Kevin reports that Time magazine says the Republicans have a three point plan for a comeback after Katrina: … There's one other little way to gin up base conservative voters that we can already see developing on the shout fest and gasbags shows.
Places Where the System Broke Down
Austin Bay Blog:
9/11/05: Defeating Al Qaeda, the Strategic Information Power  —  The appeal to perceived grievance and promise of an Islamist utopia made Al Qaeda a regional information power in a Middle East where political options were denied by tyrants.  Four years ago today, the terror attacks …
Captain Ed / Captain's Quarters:
Louisiana Failed To Follow A Flawed Plan: Florida  —  Today's Palm Beach Post takes a look at the Katrina response from a Floridian point of view, one that has plenty of experience with hurricane devastation and response.  The verdict of Florida's emergency response officials …
Michael Kinsley / Los Angeles Times:
The fetid aroma of hindsight  —  Recriminations are all the rage today.  But really, does anyone ever pay attention to the prophets of doom until it's too late?  —  AS A GOOD AMERICAN, you no doubt have been worried sick for years about the levees around New Orleans.
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
Nancy Benac / Associated Press:
Katrina Exodus Could Change Political Mix  —  WASHINGTON - Population shifts caused by the exodus of hurricane victims from the Gulf Coast could have ripple effects for years to come in Louisiana political races and perhaps beyond.  —  How big depends on how many people stay away …
Jim VandeHei / Washington Post:
Katrina Darkens the Outlook for Incumbents  —  Public Dismay Could Shape 2006 Elections  —  Hurricane Katrina has the potential to foment change in Washington like the terrorist strikes did four years ago, altering the government's priorities for the foreseeable future and darkening the mood …
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.
Toby Helm / Telegraph:
Jews and Freemasons controlled war on Iraq, says No 10 adviser  —  Tony Blair decided to wage war on Iraq after coming under the influence of a "sinister" group of Jews and Freemasons, a Muslim barrister who advises the Prime Minister has claimed.  —  Ahmad Thomson, from the Association of Muslim Lawyers …
Michelle Malkin:
THE DEMOCRATS' KATRINA PROFITEER  —  From the "Bias?  What liberal bias?" files...  On Saturday, had a piece titled "Firms with White House ties get Katrina contracts:" … The Baton Rouge-based Shaw Group, CNN tells us, is a major corporate client of Joe Allbaugh …
A mind is a difficult thing to change: Part 6A (9/11: the watershed)  —  [On this fourth anniversary of 9/11, I am offering the following post.  It represents part A of a projected two-part segment about 9/11.  Parts A and B together will be the sixth entry in my ongoing series about intrapersonal political change.
Discussion: Varifrank

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