Not everyone north of the border is beyond hope; here’s a Canadian Journalistwith the Ottawa Citizen commenting on Katrina a couple of weeks ago. Here’s my favorite excerpts from the article which covers a lot more than Katrina:

“Almost everything that has worked in the recovery operation along the U.S. Gulf Coast has been military and National Guard. Within a few days, under several commands, finally consolidated under the remarkable Lt. Gen. Russel Honore, it was once again the U.S. military, efficiently cobbling together a recovery operation on a scale beyond the capacity of any other earthly institution.

We hardly have a military up here. We have elected one feckless government after another, who have cut corners until there is nothing substantial left. We don’t have the ability even to transport and equip our few soldiers. Should disaster strike at home, on a big scale, we become a Third World country. At which point, our national smugness is of no avail.”

Hat tip to Paul Corey…

Posted at 05:15 pm by Logipundit

A Canadian Perspective on Katrina

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