I have been watching the coverage of the “aftermath” of Katrina. I have to say that I am appalled at what I am seeing. I expected to see relief efforts happening on Tuesday, Wednesday at the latest. It’s now Friday and we have yet to see National Guard arriving in New Orleans to start bring order to a city turned Hell.
What happened to all the planning and such that should have been started not long after 9/11? What has happened to New Orleans, not to mention the rest of the areas affected, is equivalent to a nuclear explosion above the cities.
I turned on the TV this morning to what looked like renewed attacks in Baghdad only to find it was downtown New Orleans. I was truly amazed!
However, that is just a drop in the bucket as to how I felt when I heard MSNBC’s reporters commending the reporters that are in New Orleans and other areas “enduring” the same “hardships” that the multitudes of people that have been there since the storm hit were enduring. I thought I was going to jump into the TV and go postal in their studio. UNBELIEVABLE! I didn’t leave that channel on for very long. Not that any of the other channels are doing that much better of a job. Anderson Cooper at least seemed sincere enough.
I don’t know if Les will post this for me or not. It’s not really on topic for his site, but I need an outlet for how I am feeling right now and typing this at least is helping a little.
[Editor’s Note:] I’ve gone ahead and posted it, though I should mention that there is a National Guard presence in the city. There is quite a bit of debate on whether there’s enough of a presence, but they are there at the moment.]