The answers to what went wrong in Washington and on the Gulf Coast
will come later, and, if the history of 9/11 is any guide, all too
slowly, after the administration and its apologists erect every
possible barrier to keep us from learning the truth. But as Americans
dig out from Katrina and slouch toward another anniversary of Al
Qaeda's strike, we have to acknowledge the full extent and urgency of
our crisis. The world is more perilous than ever, and for now, to
paraphrase Mr. Rumsfeld, we have no choice but to fight the war with
the president we have.
I am seriously disappointed with this article. First Rich calls our
peril urgent, and then he says we must rely on the very person
whom we know has a history of making matters only worse! If you are
going to say the peril is urgent, don't tell me next that we
have no choice but to make it more and more and more urgent -- that's
like what Bush did to New Orleans!
Goddammit, I'm getting fed up with this lassitude. There's no reason this
column couldn't or shouldn't have called for impeachment on grounds of
dereliction of duty. It's never going to happen unless columnists
start calling for it.