Thursday, August 30, 2007

The Katrina anniversary

With all the coverage of Katrina's second anniversary, I thought this video done by the NY Times on the rebuilding of the levees interspersed with commentary from the U.S. Corps of Engineers and local residents was pretty insightful. Some of the residents are still, with good reason, suspicious as heck about the Corps, what it's up to and whether they're now being adequately protected. The interactive feature the Times had has additional video explaining developments around the city. Bush's appearance in the city yesterday was widely, and deservedly, panned by residents and critics. The Times-Picayune editorials from yesterday are well worth the read, particularly this one which decries the disproportionate funding Mississippi has received over Louisiana.