Regardless for which political party you are for, it can't be overstated how our current president has absolutely failed in every possible way in dealing with the tragedy. It was so kind of him to end his vacation short while people are going hungry in one/two of the states that got him elected. How come we can do an overnite mass drop of food to people in Iraq but we can't do something similar to help out our own countrymen and women? Unlike 911 when there was little or no warning, with Katrina he had at least 2 days to prepare and did nothing!!!!!!!!!! With the garbage he has puilled over the last 5 years and now this perioed of absolute lack of leadership, I urge congress to pressure him to resign.
Please consider what someone else on a different message board wrote:
"Now if they knew in Louisiana what was coming, and they knew that the federal dollars were drying up ... wouldn't it make sense for those with homes and businesses, farms and river boat casinos to ante up and protect themselves? I'm in a location that's consistently hit with an average annual snowfall topping 200 inches ... and we don't expect anybody from the federal government to shovel us out or make sure our roofs are pitched a bit stronger than they may have to be south of here.
"Or, perhaps in light of all the warning signs, insurance companies should have upped the premiums in the flood plane in order to meet the demand caused by what they knew was coming?
"I have no praise for Bush nor the war. Yet at the same time, we can't blame the federal government for every local, natural disaster and how we prepare ourselves on the home front. If one keeps building in front of the flood waters, it's unfair at best to expect your neighbors to be forced to pay for your choices."
A different person then explained the situation thusly:
"Matthew 7:24-27 states:
"'24 Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. 25 The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock. 26 But everyone who hears these words of mine and does not put them into practice is like a foolish man who built his house on sand. 27 The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell with a great crash.'
"People are responsible for their actions (or inactions). Build a house dozens of feet below sea level in an area known for its hurricaines and expect the inevitable.
"...Nothing adheres most to Murphy's Law than Mother Nature. In fact, even if one is irresponsible, nature has a way of making everyone equally accountable."