Burlington, Ill – levee failed

Barack Obama has been an Iowa filling sandbags. Where’s President Bush? The flooding in the Midwest appears to be some of the worst we’ve seen since the early 90s. Our president, is engaged in doing something important, I just don’t know what it is. Bush did get briefed today and spoke publicly about the flooding in the Midwest.

From AP:

The rising Mississippi River interrupted travel on two bridges between Iowa and Illinois and forced the helicopter rescue of more than a dozen people sandbagging a levee before it broke near the western Illinois village of Gulf Port.

The break also forced the closure of the Great River Bridge that connects Gulf Port to Burlington via U.S. Highway 34 and threatened to deluge farmland. (More…)

2 Responses

  1. Failure to Deliver? What is to be delivered? Are we to be given something? Is it about delivering anything for a particular people or is it for all people? I don’t believe we can move forward while looking backwards. Although we should learn from our mistakes in the past ,we should not live in the past. That we would see what life is truly about. We all have done wrong sometime in our lives. We all need to forgive as we have been forgiven. I pray for this country and its people.

  2. AB –

    Maybe you misread my post. I didn’t use the word deliver anywhere. You are exactly right that we need to learn from the past and look forward.

    Thanks for your comments.

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Errington C. Thompson, MD

Dr. Thompson is a surgeon, scholar, full-time sports fan and part-time political activist. He is active in a number of community projects and initiatives. Through medicine, he strives to improve the physical health of all he treats.


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