An open letter to America
It seems that ever since the levies broke in New Orleans, the suffering of tens of thousands has been a political issue, not a humanitarian one, thanks to the left.
IT IS NOT GEORGE BUSH’S FAULT. IT IS NO ONE’S FAULT. HOWEVER, IF ANYONE IS TO BE BLAMED, LOOK TOWARDS THE MAYOR OF THE FLOODED MESS FORMERLY KNOWN AS NEW ORLEANS.
I’m sure some of you have seen this from the Drudge Report, but in case you haven’t, here it is:
Louisiana disaster plan, pg 13, para 5 , dated 01/00Now, here is a picture of school busses, still in New Orleans, that should be parked outside the Houston Astrodome.
'The primary means of hurricane evacuation will be personal vehicles. School and municipal buses, government-owned vehicles and vehicles provided by volunteer agencies may be used to provide transportation for individuals who lack transportation and require assistance in evacuating'...
(Source: Drudge Report)
Apparently, in the Big Easy, a “mandatory evacuation” is more or less optional. Mr. Mayor, why are these busses still sitting in New Orleans? Why didn’t you order the police to force people to leave the city? Do you not know what “mandatory” means?
President Bush has been taking a lot of heat over this, much more than he should tolerate. He’s shown a great deal of grace during this whole process, meeting with some of his harshest critics from early in the disaster, the Mayor of New Orleans and the Governor of Louisiana.
Bush isn’t ignoring victims because they’re black, in fact, he’s not ignoring them at all. He has sent some of the most highly trained regular military units (the First Marine Expeditionary Force and the Army’s 82n Airborne) to aid in the relief efforts.
Please, stop politicizing the suffering of your countrymen. Angry words don't help.