4 1/2 days.
It took that long before those stranded by the floods of Katrina got any type of help from our government.
That is pathetic.
There should have been a plan in place for evacuation of the sick, elderly, and poor. This should have been anticipated. Even so, the Federal Government should have been there sooner. A lot sooner.
They better have an evacuation plan for the future now!
Now there are reports of denying assistance from strangers offering food and water. Strangers? In times of crisis, with the exception of the Civil War of course, Americans pull together. We offer what we can.
The Superdome had people starving. There were starving people all over. And those offering to help were denied because they were not affiliated with the Red Cross, Salvation Army, or military.
It is shameful.
Another self righteous act by the powers that be. Bush even said people stealing (looting) food or water would be stopped. WTF?
Bet he'd steal if his daughters were knee deep in funk. Yeah, I blame him ultimately. He is the Commander in Chief. Leader of this country. I'd blame any... lemme repeat that~ ANY~ 'president' that did this.
The Director of FEMA said last night on Nightline that things were just confirmed yesterday that conditions were indeed that bad. JUST CONFIRMED! Ted Koppel, God love him, said "Don't you people watch TV?" He crax me up! (new word ;)
Here's another question he asked preceeding that one: "How is it that news cameras and reporters got there, but you guys (FEMA), the charities, and the military couldn't get in?" Isn't he just great?!
I am proud to be American. Americans have donated over two hundred million dollars since Katrina hit. We will take care of our own, even without the government's help.
But this is another black mark on our country's (collective) soul. From the same man.
It is unexcusable.
PS~If you can watch Nightline tonight. It is being questioned if no help was sent because the people were mostly poor and black. That ought to be real good ;)