Saturday, September 03, 2005

When President Bush told 'Good Morning America' on Thursday morning that nobody could have 'anticipated' the breach of the New Orleans levees, it pointed to not only a remote leader in denial, but a whole political class.

The uneasy paradox which so many live with in this country - of being first-and-foremost rugged individuals, out to plunder what they can and paying as little tax as they can get away with, while at the same time believing that America is a robust, model society - has reached a crisis point this week.

BBC NEWS | Americas | New Orleans crisis shames Americans

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