Here is an amazing slide show link from a resident of New Orleans who waited out the storm, and then fled on about day 5. Look at it carefully, especially conditions as they were on day 2 and day 3; read the captions; and then think again about where in the chronology all the Bush-bashers have been saying he should have sent the cavalry in.
(Hat tip: Little Green Footballs)
And then read what Michael Kinsley (no friend of the Bush administration) writes about the fog and hot air of hindsight.
(Hat tip: my kid at
And then I'll shut up because these people said it better.
And, oh yes.
Look at that destruction, that massive, senseless, cruel loss of human life ... and then I ask you to look in your hearts and recognize that there is no room for neutrality on the issue of terrorism. You're either with civilization or with terrorists.
On one side is democracy, the rule of law, and respect for human life; on the other is tyranny, arbitrary executions, and mass murder.
We're right and they're wrong. It's as simple as that.
-- Rudy Giulani, October 1, 2001