Watched Shepherd Smith talking to people coming out of the sludge...I'm wondering why someone didnt make up a sign or something, or at least taken a can of spray paint and painted arrows on the pavement to at least show people where to go, rather than let them sit on the waters edge on the interstate, wondering where the Hell their rescuers are.
This really scares me...if New Orleans, a city that's got to be used to at least occasionally having a hurricane pass by it, can be so overwhelmed and so completely unprepared for what has happened (I'm not passing blame) then what will happen if some disaster of biblical proportions happens somewhere else? (like where I live)
It shows me that we can never be prepared for something this horrible to happen.
Also saw on the news that people in muslim countries are gleefully dancing in the streets, happy as clams that Katrina did such damaged and killed a bunch of Americans. Hopefully these people will NEVER have any huge catastrophe happen where they'll need America's help.
It seems like the rest of the world hates America, but who do they run to when a tsunami slams into their shores, or when a 8.7 Richter scale earthquake knocks down their mud brick houses...or when a dictator invades their countries and decides to turn it into it's 19th Province. They ask America to pull their asses out the fire/water. And no matter what the political tensions might be, we gladly give them our money and our assistance and help them. We're one of the most powerful countries in the world...we're generous to a fault when people need our help, but when we need help, the silence is so deafening that you can hear the pin drop from 6,000 miles away.