Monday, May 07, 2007


There comes a time when enough is enough, when you've taken as much as you can take and you draw a line in the sand. For tornado-devastated Greensburg, Kansas, that time may be approaching sooner rather than later. According to Kansas governor Kathleen Sebelius, the Iraq war has hampered the state's ability to handle the destruction inflicted by Mother Nature. Emergency vehicles and other equipment that would ordinarily go to clean-up and rescue efforts have been sent off to Iraq to be wasted.

I can't imagine this sort of thing happened during WWII. As much as our nation gave to the war effort then, we didn't neglect our emergency services at home. How low have we sunk as a nation, when we can't even supply ourselves with the people and the resources to handle natural disasters?

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