"The truth is gonna come out." - Mayor of New Orleans Ray Nagin
Read Digby's post about "The Incident at the Bridge." It's an important allegory because it represents a problem that exists not only in New Orleans, but in every city across the United States. I regret that it's still true, after all these years. Fear, materialistic greed, and distrust blinds us to human suffering. In the darkest of times, defense of property meant more than human protection. It's heartbreaking.
"In four years, Roosevelt and allies defeated Nazi Germany and imperial Japan. In four years, Bush hasn't managed even to corner Bin Laden and a few hundred scruffy terrorists; or to extract himself from the deserts of Iraq; or to put the government's finances in good order so that it can deal with crises like Katrina."