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National Geographic - Help was available but "But the Bush Administration balked at the price tag . . ."

If you're upset about New Orleans now, you'll really flip when you read this totally prophetic piece by National Geographic, dated October 2004. Of course, we also "thought" lying about WMDs to start a war in Iraq is somehow okay, but Clinton's relationship with Monica Lewinski constituted an impeachable offense.

Help was available but "But the Bush Administration balked at the price tag . . ."

"The Louisiana bayou, hardest working marsh in America, is in big trouble—with dire consequences for residents, the nearby city of New Orleans, and seafood lovers everywhere.

It was a broiling August afternoon in New Orleans, Louisiana, the Big Easy, the City That Care Forgot. Those who ventured outside moved as if they were swimming in tupelo honey. Those inside paid silent homage to the man who invented air-conditioning as they watched TV "storm teams" warn of a hurricane in the Gulf of Mexico. Nothing surprising there: Hurricanes in August are as much a part of life in this town as hangovers on Ash Wednesday."

National Geographic Magazine June 2004

By Camille L.

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