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Wednesday, August 31, 2005

Katrina: To Little, To Late?

As the Southeastern United States continues to reel in the wake of the worst natural disaster of my lifetime, the President has just spoken to the nation about preparations that the Feds are making to coordinate rescue and recovery in the affected areas.

However, these efforts have been lackluster at best and criminally negligent at worst. The president has the power to commandeer every helicopter within miles of the region to help get people out, to send military ships into the region and to use national military forces to secure the region, none of these things have happened.

The governments of the various affected states and the feds have had literally 30 years to prepare for this senario, yet two days after the storm officials seem to be stumbling aimlessly to coordinate the response. In the meantime, 1000's continue to suffer and hundreds have died.

People that never should have been there or, at least, should have had access to transportation staged and ready to move in quickly right as the storm began to wane. It is obvious that the lack of planning that has led to the clusterf**k in Iraq also dogs this administration on the domestic front.

I encourage everyone to show the compassion of the American people and take the lead where our governments have not and give generously to help the residents of these states survive and rebuild their lives in the wake of this biblical devastation. Please visit the Red Cross website and show your support. Make up a donations jar and put it in your place of business. We the people may not have aircraft carriers, but we have the resources and compassion to help our brothers and sisters in their time of need.

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