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Hurricanes Sandy and Katrina and the Iraq War

It strikes me as odd that at this moment I’m living through my second class 1 hurricane since moving to Washington, DC in 2007.  It might be that I didn’t know much, but I never thought Washington was much of a hurricane risk.  Hurricane Sandy is blowing away outside as I type this.

But what I can tell you is that even a category 1 hurricane is scary.  Shit is blowing here—trees are leaning, and we are almost expecting to lose power.  What I can’t imagine is a category 5 hurricane like Katrina.  Which got me thinking.

In my life the two biggest failures of democracy in my lifetime are the Iraq War and hurricane Katrina.  Neither is excusable, but I thought they needed comment.

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Written by keithboyea

October 29, 2012 at 7:21 pm

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  1. Well said. I have much the same experience….though I missed the 2007 hurricane.

    Constitutional Insurgent

    October 29, 2012 at 8:07 pm


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