It's been a business week since hurricane Katrina demolished the Gulf Coast, leaving nothing but hardship in it's wake. One million Americans have now achieved refugee status, thousands are dead, the infrastructure is completely devastated -- where is the help so desperately in need?
These people, American tax payers, innocent victims, the poor, the elderly, the in-firmed, those who couldn't or didn't have the means to evacuate, haven't eaten in a week. What is it going to take for George Bush to airdrop some peanut butter and jelly sandwiches? What is it going to take for Bush to coordinate a national military effort to get these Americans out of harms way?
Yesterday we watched in horror, as one after another of the mainstream media outlets entertained FEMA's poster boy, Michael Brown's public relations tour. He did 20 interviews in one day, going so far as to blame the victims with cunning semantics such as, "victims were mostly people who had ignored the hurricane warning and decided to stay in the city". This is the Head of FEMA -- how about some instruction?
Meanwhile, Bush offers no immediate aide, not wanting to "get in the way of local efforts."