Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Scenes of destruction in New Orleans...

Late on Sunday evening I visited the completely deserted Lower Ninth Ward in New Orleans. This photo shows the police barrier fencing off I the most devastated area. Tomorrow, after three months, the former residents will be able to return and inspect whatever remains of their former homes.


Today's Times-Picayune has this piece of positive news...

Update #2:

I just heard a CNN reporter express concern about the cost of reconstruction in New Orleans. "How much of our tax-payer money is going to be spent?" she asked. Maybe a better question would be "When are we going to stop spending truck-loads of our tax-payer money on the recontruction of Iraq?"