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US image considered one of the casualties of the Katrina crisis

The State Department's undersecretary for public diplomacy and public affairs, Karen Hughes, assumed that the post-storm crime could do the most damage to the U.S. image abroad, writes The Gainville Sun in Florida. Hughes, however, did not describe the flawed relief efforts as a blow to the US image, although much of the global criticism has centered on the Bush administration's response to the storm.

For more world reactions and the impact of the Katrina crisis on the US image, check out the excellent press reviews in the Public Diplomacy Weblog "Eccentric Star," which is edited by a former Foreign Service officer of the US Information Agency.

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