Remember multiple choice tests from your school days? Here's my quiz for the day. It's my own personal commemoration for all things "anniversary" that are inundating us these days. My own with a far better half. 9/11. Katrina.
Two of the photos are from Iraq and two are from Katrina. Are you able to tell which is which? I know, the water is tell tale in one of them but never-the-less there is an eerie similarity. Progress is being made on both fronts. That's what we're being told.
This morning's musing consisted of wondering if Katrina had come before the invasion of Iraq and all else had been the same; ie: the Administration's handling of it, would Congress have approved the war?
We'll never know of course. I will, however, in recognition of these monumental episodes of destruction, take a piece of the Administration's mantra and use it to damn them with faint praise. We're fighting them there so we don't have to fight them here. As Ray Nagin pointed out, it has been five years and we've made miniscule progress on rebuilding ground zero. It has been a year and New Orleans and the Gulf Coast are still struggling. Imagine what multiple fronts would bring!
Mother Nature, I must say, is keeping us sharp. National Guard troops, those who are still here, are able to put their skills to good and proper use on home soil.
So lets put the sabers away boys. Quit rattling them. We're not Goliath. We're David without a sling.