US: ‘Spirit of 9/11’ for New Orleans

President George W Bush has urged national unity following the Hurricane Katrina disaster and invoked the US response to the 9/11 attacks.

“America will overcome this ordeal, and we will be stronger for it,” he said in a national radio broadcast.

He promised that the Gulf Coast would be rebuilt “more vibrant” than before.

But his comments, which came the day before the fourth anniversary of the 11 September attacks, have prompted criticism from the Democrats for delay.