posted on Sep, 5 2005 @ 10:20 PM
First off, let me say that I am a Bush supporter, not a Republican, but a Bush supporter.
I hate politics, and I especially hate politics when an "act of God" is used to gather political points.
There are far too many factors involved with this situation to be able to point fingers, some say "all the money for New Orleans is going to Iraq",
funny but until this happened I didn't hear that, also "if our guardsmen were in the state this situation could have been avoided", really.....
In my honest opinion, this is just a very strong weather related setback to the region, sure people lost their lives, and homes, and businesses etc,
but it will come back, it will be rebuilt, and it will be stronger because of the storm.
Another thing which disturbs me is those who say the military should have been in New Orleans immediately after the hurricane hit, (you can't be
serious), the same peole who warn us that the military police state is coming now expects the military to be on the scene immediately! In that case
why not have the military take over as soon as the weather channel says a hurricane is going to hit, ( or at least take control of any town that Jim
Cantore is reporting from).
Those people who say that funding was pulled by the government to fund Iraq need to check into the money that was spent to by a Lear Jet and fund a
new casino by the fine representatives of New Orleans, it is the politicians who divert monies to their own pet projects, hell in my little neck of
the woods the reps pleaded and got more than a million to build a couple of new high schools........, then one high school......, then "we need to
reappropriate the school funds to help balance the budget"...... then this year "we need money to build a school".
Sound familiar? I bet this happens in your own backyard and this is where the problems start, before you blame the federal government, look hard and
long at the local, then state, and if your find that they reacted responsibly then you can look higher.
Myself, I have not placed blame on anyone yet, sure from my easy chair observing, I can see that this could have been handled a little better, but
those folks going through this probably haven't had the time to sit and reflect on the effects of this storm, or the future, right now they should be
focused on saving lives and once that massive job is complete and the water drained & pumped, and the debris cleaned up, families reunited, bodies
collected and identified, and the lawless apprehended, then we can all sit back and try to analyze what happened and what could possibly be done to
prevent this from happening again......
If politics is involved in the solution........
this problem will never be solved............