So thousands of people languished in downtown New Orleans, 4 days in the hot summer sun, with no food, little shelter and no water.
In the middle of the United States, thousands in a huge urban area did not recieve a single shipment of water for over 3 days. How the American military managed to ignore such a simple task -- airdrop of bottled water -- for 3 whole days following the largest natural disaster in the history of the United States -- boggles the mind.
An entire metropolitan area of over 500,000 people has to be abandoned for the next 2-6 months.
How does this happen? Well, I can tell you how the Bush appologists do it: ignore it.
CNN, The Washington Post, the New York Times, Bloomberg, Reuters, BBC.. the list goes on... The headlines read, "New Orleans Issues SOS".
What's George Will think of how Bush is handling this disaster? Hard to tell. His Washington Post opinion piece for Sept 1, 2005 is: The Value of 'Activism', as in "do we need activist judges?". Other Washington Post Opinion headlines:
"Chipping Away at Campaign Reform"
Even NPR gets into the act. Famous for its hour-long shows devoted to a single subject, Fresh Air continues its 5-segment series "Hip Hop Week".
I called a friend to ask what he thought about the disaster, he replied, "Oh yeah, the hurricane that hit New Orleans. I heard about it in the sports news."
New Orleans, LA is slipping into the ocean and somehow, many are still glued to Martha Stewart updates.
Wonder how these elections keep coming out so wierd?