Oh yes. I feel bad for the people of New Orleans and the other areas affected by Katrina. I really do. I cannot imagine how awful it must be for those who are trapped without hope of relief.
But I nearly broke something when I heard President Bush asking for relief money from the nations of the world. Erm... hands up to the nation which only begrudingly gave money to the 2004 tsunami? Erm... which nation has just spent loads of money liberating Iraq when they should have been looking for Osama Bin Laden? Which nation is the richest in the world? I have many American friends here in Britain and I feel awful saying this but.... the poor of New Orleans didn't just magic themselves into existence. They are Americas self made problem. It's time America cleared up its mess.
Maybe in the future you will look after the poor, and the unfortunate. Maybe in the future you will not allow a situation in which the most needy are the ones who can't escape oncoming disaster. Maybe in the future you will make sure President Bush isn't on holiday all the bloody time.. it's only 8 years of his fucking life. He can relax all he wants after he's finished!!!! He sent the troops away, and left your homeland unable to respond to disaster.. remember that.