Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Never again?

Hurricane Katrina left several feet of water, a tangle of water moccasins, raw crude from a busted refinery tank and two feet of thick, black marsh sludge in Curtis Nunez's house in St. Bernard's Parish.

Five years later, with hurricane season opening Tuesday, Nunez is worried about a different kind of muck. Fifty miles to the south, the ruined Deepwater Horizon drilling rig continues to unleash a torrent of oil into the Gulf of Mexico, imperiling an area that still hasn't fully recovered from Katrina, which put much of Chalmette, just east of New Orleans, under water for weeks.

There is apparently less difference in the levels of competence of Bush and Obama than we were told.

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