CNN.Com Breaking News Banner: ?New Orleans hospital halts patient evacuations after coming under sniper fire, a doctor who witnessed the incident says. More soon.?
What do you say about this DCB? What do you expect the rescuers do when this happens? FEMA is doing what they can, but what happens when the people they are trying to rescue turn against them?!
September 9, 2005
Exaggerations to buy time and give excuses of this massive failure of a relief effort. While I have no doubt that a few bad apples are making it difficult, to think that a homie with a pistol is preventing rescue or supply drop-off of 60,000 people is ludicrous.
September 9, 2005
Five weeks after Hurricane Katrina laid waste to New Orleans, some local, state and federal officials have come to believe that exaggerations of mayhem by officials and rumors repeated uncritically in the news media helped slow the response to the disaster and tarnish the image of many of its victims.
Claims of widespread looting, gunfire directed at helicopters and rescuers, homicides, and rapes, including those of “babies” at the Louisiana Superdome, frequently turned out to be overblown, if not completely untrue, officials now say.
October 5, 2005
On a lighter note, am I the only liberal celebrating an early Christmas present with the unraveling of Bush’s White House? Katrina debacle, corruption scandals, trouble with the latest Supreme Court pick, escalating violence in Iraq, and now we may be looking at possible indictments of actual White House staff.
:pika: :drama: :pika:
me -> :laugh:
George Bush voter -> :shudder:
Look for the Democrats to somehow find a way to blow it in next year’s election.
POSTSCRIPT: Do you believe in coincidences?!