British Columbia, Canada
I first must clarify that I am not a Bush fan at all, but I am not going to blame him for a hurricane that he had no power to stop. He could have done way better for sure, and might next time if still in office.
You know I spend a lot of time at the link shown below learning about your history, constitution, and what makes Americans tick as I have a lot of American friends, and do this out of respect to them partly. I have been on the 3rd floor quite a while reading the Pledge of Alliance, and the Constitution as it is explained there. I have said it before, and will again that the one thing that separates Americans from the rest of the world is your loyalty, and dedication to your country. I miss that right now. My favorite sight is that great American flag blowing in the wind so proudly once I cross the border.
American Hall of Heroes
I particularly love the explanation of the Pledge Of Allegiance as it is explained further down the page here:
Pledge Of Allegiance
What happened to the victims during and after Katrina was all based on lies from almost everyone from the head of your government on down, but that is just my own opinion. The media perpetuated the lies, and we have to thank ourselves for keeping them alive and spreading. There are truths to the fact that trailers sit empty, but they have to have a place to put them, hook them up and give the people working services they say? When?
Bush has for sure given you all reason to question his ability more than any other president in American history that is for sure, but he stands firm in taking risks no other president ever has as well and therefore creates controversy in his role. He was voted in and continues to do what you has given him power as your president to do, and will continue to do it as long as he holds office.
He could not have stopped that hurricane, and what worries me is that there will yet be another one, due to the changing of our environment.
It's easy for me up in Canada you probably think to not "blame" someone when there are still people dead, missing, or displaced that will never return to their homes. Not so, as I listen to the truth being told to me from Karen on how it really is down there, and it is in so many areas not "livable" for human or beast. Now were I to blame anyone, I would blame the whole of the earth's inhabitants, for depleting Mother Nature of her stability, and then pick up a hammer, and start re-building what was taken away, and I do in my own way.
We are all angry, lacking trust as the truth is hidden and always will be. The fact of the matter is this hurricane is over, and the solution is now what do we do to make it a better place for those suffering, and that means all of us! Not just the citizens of America. Everyone has to do his or her part, no matter now small to repair, rebuild, and rebirth.
My heart goes out to everyone who feels this frustration and anger, and justly so, as you were indeed lied to, but if you had known the truth, what would it have changed realistically speaking? What are your thoughts? I ask this question in all due respect as I have not been able to come up with any answers myself. Those that were able to get out did, those that could not, we indeed mourn.
What could have been done differently, and maybe we can all learn from those suggestions?