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Katrina, a year later & Nasrallah admits mistakes

Anu Anand | 13:57 UK time, Monday, 28 August 2006

Katrina, One Year On
As Pete mentioned, it's a holiday here, but in New Orleans and the rest of America's Gulf Coast, they're preparing to mark the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. President Bush is visiting the region today. In his weekly radio address he said the disaster has exposed deep-seated poverty and a lack of readiness to deal with the crisis.
The papers are full of stories about lessons learned, or not. Read what blogger 'bark bark woof woof' in south Florida has to say. And join our debate here.

Nasrallah

"Had we known that the kidnapping of the soldiers would have led to this, we would definitely not have done it."

Is Hezbollah's leader admitting he was wrong? With Kofi Annan visiting Beirut today, and preparations nearly complete for an international peacekeeping force, what lessons has Lebanon and learned vis Hezbollah, Israel and war? Read what Firas is writing at thermo-police.net:

"I wish someone can tell me what the (clear verifiable) objectives of Hizbollah are in the context of an all-out military confrontation with Israel like the one we just witnessed this past month. Not dying? Having one building left standing? Two buildings? A thousand? Repelling an unprovoked attack? Repelling a provoked attack? Provoking an attack and holding your breath for a month? What??"

That's what we've decided to go with on today's programme. Let us know if you agree or disagree. Suggest a topic or contribute to the ones above. It's always your agenda here on World Have Your Say.

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