Thursday, September 15, 2005

Where Were Prescott, George, and George W in 1963?

How could they allow this to happen?!

Don't they know about global warming?

How could they let so many people die?

Didn't they heed the warnings? Those leading (as Elisabetta Povoledo explains) to
one of Italy's worst disasters: a 1963 mountain landslide that raised a wave over the world's highest hydroelectric dam and swept away entire towns in the valley and killed at least 2,000 people.

Oops, sorry, that disaster did not occur in America! Forget the schadenfreude; nothing but hand-wringing is in order…