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For decades before 9-11, Middle Eastern terrorists grew increasingly bold in their attacks on Americans, but we did nothing to curb the danger. Likewise, long before Hurricane Katrina, the inadequacy of the levees around New Orleans was no secret, but government officials preferred to spend their time and our money on purposes other than protecting a major American city from its eventual destruction. With President George W. Bush’s announcement that the country will spend $7.1 billion to prepare for a potential avian flu pandemic, it seems that this time, just maybe, our leaders will do something about a foreseeable danger before it strikes. But Bush’s plan doesn’t take full effect until 2010, a year after he is safely out of office. And it leaves much of the financial burden on state and local governments, which – if past performance is any indicator – might not have the means or the political will to do their part. The sad truth is we probably won’t know whether the government’s avian flu efforts are adequate until it’s too late. Meanwhile, we must all do our best and use all precautions available to protect ourselves and our families. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week Because when it comes to our government’s preventing preventable disasters, we’ve learned to hope for the best – and expect the worst.