I rarely, if ever, reply in P.O ... but.. my God! I am appalled... what the hell is going on with this administration !!? Bush seems at a complete loss of how to handle this disaster. 5 days .. FIVE DAYS and only now is any sort of relief for the people of New Orleans arriving.
I've just seen news updates showing pictures so grim, it looks like a scene from the third world. Superbowl full of starving, thirsty and dying human beings. Corpses left in the heat under blankets, young and old cowering in fear, and all at a loss to explain why nothing is being done to help them. Old people trapped in a home with no food/water/air con and corpses strewn in a room.
Child rapes, murders, lootings, shootings, no control, no help.
Pure madness, pure hell!
Shot cuts to Bush (who apparently just arrived in a "safe zone") comforting two women.. a great PR shot but by far too little too late.
All this in a country whose government can spend billions of dollars on a war, send many thousands of troops, thousands of tonnes of supplies and equipment half way across the world yet seem incapable of helping their own people in their own country
Yes, this is a natural disaster on a massive scale, but surely Bush and his cronies could, with all the manpower and money at their disposal, have reacted to it a hell of a lot quicker?
G.W.B. could have reacted a lot quicker, more positively and compassionately but chose to holiday and then bumble his way through a hastily composed speech full of sound bites and hollow promise.
Sorry, but Bush has shown just how inept he can be.
I wonder if any Americans could see the news reports we can get here in Europe from the likes of BBC, ITV, C4, Sky, Reuters etc... puts a whole other perspective on events than those shown on the likes of CNN, NBC etc.
God help those poor people in their time of great suffering, and as Bush would say, God bless America