Nope. No bias here. Just the facts.
As we approach the fourth anniversary of 9/11, Americans are facing a different anguish from a different, but no less iconic city. New Yorkers, on behalf of the rest of us, absorbed Al Qaeda’s attack and came back stronger than ever. We begin the fifth year of a “war against terror” that has brought some gains, but has cost 2,000 lives and half a trillion dollars — and there is no end in sight.
This is, literally, an invasion of the homeland, and it will require a war-like response from a nation and a military already stretched thin. National Guard officials insist that they have enough men and women on hand to do the job, but common sense tells you that they could use the others stationed abroad. The U.S. Navy is dispatching supply ships to the region, but battling the waters that cover the region will require many more resources.
Andy Jackson won the Battle of New Orleans. Will George Bush?
Please, Katrina! Save us from ‘W’!
And I don’t think “literally” means what he thinks it means.
I’m not sure if the hurricane made the 9/11 anniversary and the war worse, or if the 9/11 anniversary and the war made the hurricane worse.
Plus don’t forget the Roberts nomination. Somehow the hurricane’s destruction is magnified by Bush’s selection to fill O’Connor’s vacancy. Or the controversy over Roberts will increase in the aftermath of the hurricane. Or something.
Expect the Democrats to drop their caution and go after him with all they’ve got.
As far as I can tell, the problem isn’t that they’ve been cautious about Roberts, it’s that “all they’ve got” is squat.
But Fineman figures that Katrina will save the day.
It’s really pathetic.