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Thursday, September 08, 2005

Now Comes The Body Count

The legacy of Katrina and New Orleans will be whether or not people died unnecessarily:



As they continue draining water out of New Orleans, all the talk is about finding survivors. But the terrible reality is the grizzly task of locating bodies and the human drama of why and how they died will be the real story.

"A horrific glimpse of Hurricane Katrina's wrath emerged on Thursday, as more than 30 patients were reportedly found dead in a suburban New Orleans nursing home overcome by floods. The grim discovery is likely the first of many awaiting rescuers scouring ravaged areas for bodies."

FEMA continues to take a hit from critics. But is also reported that New Orleans strayed from its own disaster plan. It is fairly conclusive that something went very wrong with the relief effort, and there will be plenty of time to point fingers.

"Americans think the response to Hurricane Katrina was inadequate, and spread the blame around all levels of government. President George W. Bush finds disapproval on his handling of the matter, too -- and the public now shows diminished confidence in his abilities to handle a crisis or provide leadership, as well as in the government’s ability to protect the country."

But now is the time to put partisan politics aside and focus on aiding the survivors, bicker later.

"The Bush administration on Wednesday asked Congress for $51.8 billion in Katrina relief and recovery expenses, in addition to $10.5 billion already approved, calling it the latest installment - but not the last."

So who is at fault? In the end this writer believes that all levels of government will share responsibility. And no doubt heads will roll come next election. Lucky for Bush his term will be over.

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6 Comments: 'It's your turn to toss the ball'...

At 12:49 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't forget that a lot of people didn't evacuate, just like many still refuse to leave despite the health hazards.

They have to take responsibility for themselves.

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At 1:04 PM, Anonymous Angelique Gonzales said...

yes i think that Bush and the government havent done their jobs garenteed if all the people where white they would have done something sonner instead of waiting 5 days to get food and water i think that it is a disgrace that these famouse people can get up and do somehing and Bush can only send money and not go down and vistit for more than a day at a time and at the end of the day he goes home to these famouse people stay down there to help and do whatever they can i am omly 14 and i even get it. BUSH needs to DO SOMETHING!!!!!!!!!!!!

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At 1:04 PM, Anonymous Angelique Gonzales said...

yes i think that Bush and the government havent done their jobs garenteed if all the people where white they would have done something sonner instead of waiting 5 days to get food and water i think that it is a disgrace that these famouse people can get up and do somehing and Bush can only send money and not go down and vistit for more than a day at a time and at the end of the day he goes home to these famouse people stay down there to help and do whatever they can i am omly 14 and i even get it. BUSH needs to DO SOMETHING!!!!!!!!!!!!

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At 6:28 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Some legacy Bush will leave. Another Vietnam and thousands dead in New Orleans that didn't have to.

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At 10:51 AM, Anonymous makala said...

Too little too late.

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At 2:19 AM, Anonymous yogi afrianto said...

nice posting

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