Originally posted by Gene Clean
Well said Fellows.
That's the most dangerous kind out there. I'm sorry for breaking the rules and posting about someone's character (or lack thereof), but saying that New Orleans deserves this because it was built in the wrong place... is just.. I don't know, less than good.
I don't think he said anyone deserved it. Stop putting words in peoples mouths to make your point. It is a fact of life that living in naturally dangerious places is, well, dangerous. If I live in SoCal and the big one hits, well, it's not my fault, but it was a risk involved in living there and Bush shouldn't be blamed. New Orleans is a high risk area, when it comes to storms. The fact that a Cat5 storm came in and caused damage is horrible, but hardly preventable, no matter how much money you throw at it.
It is pretty pathetic, but if this storm had hit when the Dems were in power, the Right would be blaming them for the deaths and damage and the Left would rightly be saying that it was an act of nature. But, Bush is in, so the positions reverse.
There are many on the left that scream and shout about the federal insurance that continually re-builds the million dollar houses on the coasts when they are damaged in storms.
The levees were an artifical means of holding back nature...how successful has man ever been at this, long term?