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Monday, August 28, 2006


President responded quickly to Hurricane Katrina

The headline above, written a few days short of a year ago, was one of my favorites of the last year. It was followed by these words: "Not President Bush. Cuban President Fidel Castro."

A few days ago, Think Progress published an extensive Katrina timeline, and sent out an email inviting recipients to comment with additions and corrections. I immediately sent in the additons below, summarizing events (and my coverage of them) that they had missed, but so far they haven't added them to their timeline. Evidently the fact that Americans lost their lives because the U.S. chose to turn down (by studied avoidance) the generous Cuban offer of 1586 doctors wasn't significant enough for Think Progress. Shame on them.

The events that Think Progress missed:

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