FROM Kamyar Enshayan
President Bush Visits Flooded Iowa Cities President Bush flew to Iowa today, one of six states where floods have forced tens of thousands of people out of their homes. Mindful of the federal fiasco after Hurricane Katrina, the President says he’ll ask state and local officials what they need and make sure that they get it. Cedar Falls City Councilman Kamyar Enshayan is also director of the Center for Energy and Environmental Education at the University of Northern Iowa.
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