Unless you're in a cave you know where to donate and how to help, and boy do they need it. Since New Orleans, and the country for that matter, are still in crisis mode, we have to focus on helping those in need. In the back of my mind however, and it's unfortunate, I can't help thinking about the almost cavalier response that may have cost more lives and billions more in damage. Yes this was a devastating storm of monstrous proportions, but why didn't we expect more damage and have National Guard and the military on high alert, ready to respond at a moments notice? The scenarios for a storm like this have been written about for years.
Obviously you can't blame a President for a natural disaster, but you can judge his reaction to it, and clearly Bush's was lacking in comprehension of the circumstances, readiness for the aftermath, and active leadership in response. Sure people will say that's unfair or bias, but deep down in their hearts they know that if it was their city wiped out, George Bush would be the last person who they'd want in charge of rescue operations. He may get to it as long as it doesn't interfere with his good night of sleep. -IFK Editor