An American Tragedy

Sepetember 12, 2005

Our Special Report on the Hurricane Katrina disaster drew mail from readers expressing sympathy for the suffering of the survivors and outrage over the agonizing slowness of the U.S. government's response. Many blamed President Bush for the delays; others called such finger-pointing unfair

The sluggish response to the crisis of Hurricane Katrina was shameful [Sept. 12]. There seemed to be a lack of organization and little coordination among federal, state and local authorities. The Gulf Coast contains vital ports for oil and natural gas and should have been given a high priority in U.S. defense planning against...

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