Monday, September 05, 2005

Hurricane Katrina

Hurricane Katrina.

The US government has taken an unacceptable amount of time to begin organising help for the mostly poor people who have been affected. The UK is sending aid. Can we really get aid over the Atlantic Ocean to them before the richest country in the world’s own Government can get aid to them? I do not begrudge them aid, but if this is the case there is something terribly wrong.
     We also need to question why UK citizens were told to contact local consulates, even though they were known to be under water.
     Why was aid arriving for tsunami victims within 24 hours, yet it is now seven days since Katrina and still relief is not up to speed.
      Why when it was known that Katrina was going to devastate huge areas where people without the means to leave not supplied with the means to leave?  
     Why, although they must accept their share of the blame, are minor politicians being accused when George Bush could have overruled them and supplied relief in hours?
     Well, maybe Texas isn’t executing enough underprivileged, under represented people, and this is a convenient shortcut to further circumvent the legal system.


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