Politics: Katrina

Where is the Red Cross? From the Red Cross site:
  • Access to New Orleans is controlled by the National Guard and local authorities and while we are in constant contact with them, we simply cannot enter New Orleans against their orders.
  • The state Homeland Security Department had requested--and continues to request--that the American Red Cross not come back into New Orleans following the hurricane. Our presence would keep people from evacuating and encourage others to come into the city.
I think the Bush administration really screwed up here. Took him two days to finally cut short off his 5 week vacation (during a time of war!) and was caught playing guitar. When he finally did speak it was awful. This reminds me of when the WTC towers were hit and the president continued reading "My Pet Goat" to schoolchildren. He's really clueless and needs his advisors to do anything, but they were also on vacation.
Perhaps the american people will start voting for presidents that are more concerned about domestic issues than about abstract issues like Iraq not fully complying with weapons inspections.

via Marginal Revolution.


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