Friday, March 03, 2006

Tour the Ninth Ward with Scout Prime

4 Comments:

Blogger Ian McGibboney said...

Wow...looks like a warzone. Seriously.

Maybe we should tell Bush that. He loves his war.

3/03/2006 10:19:00 AM  
Blogger Michael said...

That's EXACTLY what it looks like--and it's even worse when you drive through yourself.

I had mixed feelings about doing that last December--and about the whole "disaster tour" stuff in general, but in retrospect I don't feel bad about having done so. Video footage just doesn't affect you quite the same way as seeing for yourself.

Of course, what's even worse is that little or nothing has been done in the ensuing six months. Which makes me think we ought to take every high level official in DC and force them to live in one of the damaged neighborhoods until they actually DO SOMETHING. OF course, they'd all probably end up in Lakeview...

3/03/2006 10:29:00 AM  
Blogger Michael said...

...and Ian...if we tell Shrub it's a war zone, he'll...

Not send enough soldiers or equipment (oh wait...that actually happened)...

Not have any real plan (check).

Declare Mission Accomplished before it's actually accomplished (check--"New Orleans dodged the bullet")

And, of course, Katrina would still be spinning around in the Gulf of Mexico, occasionally sending storms up this way...Shrub would use that as an excuse to "get tough with Cuba."

3/03/2006 11:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Inforgmation said...

The first time I got in to the Lower 9th back from Claiborne Post-K, it was just me, a couple of Tulane U engineers, and 3 Blackwaters, two of whom were assuring the third that they'd seen worse-- in Iraq.

And there are parts of the 7th, 8th, 4th, and 17th Wards that are about as bad.

Lots o pix at:
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Hurricane_Katrina_aftermath_in_New_Orleans

Much good stuff:
http://www.hurricanearchive.org/

3/04/2006 07:39:00 PM  

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